LITERATURE

"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters

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  1. Lucky Peach #9

    Lucky Peach #9

    $12.00

    Out of stock

    A Quarterly Journal of Food And Writing. Learn More
  2. Magic Hours

    Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

    $14.00

    In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. Learn More
  3. McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories

    McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber Of Astonishing Stories

    $15.00

    A brand-new collection of stay-up-all-night, edge-of-the-seat, fingernail-biting, page-turning short stories. Learn More
  4. McSweeney's #9

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 09

    $15.00

    The Presumption of Good Will. Learn More
  5. McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 21

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 21

    $16.00

    McSweeney's twenty-first issue promises to be one of their best assemblages yet! Learn More
  6. McSweeney's #30

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 30

    $15.00

    McSweeney's is only thinking of one word, and that is REJOICE. Is that too religious-sounding? Learn More
  7. McSweeney's #38 (promo image)

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 38

    $18.00

    Issue 38 is due to be a real beauty, with stories pulled in from all over the world—a grand tour, in prose, of a dozen places you have perhaps neglected to visit, up to now. Learn More
  8. McSweeney's Volume 10: McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

    McSweeney's Volume 10: McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

    $16.00

    McSweeney's goes mainstream with this experiment in pulp genre fiction. Learn More
  9. Mermaid in Chelsea Creek (paperback)

    Mermaid in Chelsea Creek

    $13.00

    Everyone in the broken-down town of Chelsea, Massachussetts, has a story too worn to repeat—from the girls who play the pass-out game just to feel like they're somewhere else, to the packs of aimless teenage boys, to the old women from far away who left everything behind. Learn More
  10. The Middle Stories

    Middle Stories

    $13.00

    Wildly acclaimed in Canada, this book marks the debut of a remarkable young writer first published by McSweeney's when she was twenty-three and living at home with her dad and brother. Learn More
  11. Misadventure (tpb)

    Misadventure

    $14.00

    Jack Hopkins, an ill-fated real-estate agent with an unhappy past, doesn’t like what he does for a living. Learn More
  12. More Baths Less Talking

    More Baths Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself

    $14.00

    "Read what you enjoy, not what bores you," Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author’s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read. Learn More
  13. Mountain Man Dance Moves

    Mountain Man Dance Moves

    $12.95

    If a mountain man felt compelled to dance, how would he do it? If koala bears could talk, what would they say? And what's the right pickup line, if you're a necrophiliac? (Maybe 'I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get you pregnant.') Learn More
  14. My Documents

    My Documents

    $15.00

    My Documents is the latest work from Alejandro Zambra, the award-winning Chilean writer whose first novel was heralded as the dawn of a new era in Chilean literature, and described by Junot Díaz as “a total knockout.” Learn More
  15. Nowhere to Be Home

    Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives From Survivors of Burma's Military Regime

    $16.00

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    Decades of military oppression in Burma have led to the systematic destruction of thousands of ethnic minority villages, a standing army with one of the world’s highest number of child soldiers, and the displacement of millions of people. Learn More
  16. Open the Door

    Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry

    $16.00

    This one-of-a-kind mixture of essays, interviews, and lesson plans gathers the best thinking about how we can impart the value and joy of poetry to kids. Learn More
  17. The Pharmacist's Mate and 8

    Pharmacist's Mate and 8

    $14.00

    Amy Fusselman's first two books, The Pharmacist's Mate and 8, weave surprising beauty out of diverse strands of personal reflection. Learn More
  18. Read Hard

    Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from The Believer

    $18.00

    This volume collects the finest essays and articles from the four-time National Magazine Award–nominated Believer magazine. Learn More
  19. Read Harder

    Read Harder: Five More Years of Great Writing from The Believer

    $18.00

    This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run. Learn More
  20. Real Man Adventures

    Real Man Adventures

    $14.00

    A few years ago, the novelist T Cooper wrote his parents a letter telling them he “wasn’t their daughter anymore.” And that was the “good news.” Learn More
  21. Recipe

    Recipe

    $17.95

    Step aside, Mother — it's Kristen's turn to pick the recipe and make the dinner! Learn More
  22. Shakespeare Wrote For Money

    Shakespeare Wrote For Money

    $14.00

    Two years of reading begat more reading, presented in easily digestible, utterly hysterical monthly installments. Learn More
  23. Stories 1,2,3,4 cover

    Stories 1,2,3,4

    $19.95

    Stories 1,2,3,4 is suite of four long-lost children's stories by one of the twentieth century's greatest playwrights. Learn More
  24. Superbad

    Superbad: Stories And Pieces

    $15.00

    Hilarious and unforgettable, SUPERBAD is the first book of the rest of your life. Learn More
  25. That Thing You Do With Your Mouth

    That Thing You Do With Your Mouth: The Sexual Autobiography of Samantha Matthews as Told to David Shields

    $15.00

    In That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, actress and voice-over artist Samantha Matthews offers—in the form of an extended monologue, prompted and arranged by New York Times bestselling author (and Matthews’s cousin once removed) David Shields—a vivid investigation of her startling sexual history. Learn More

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