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. A Hologram for the King

    A Hologram for the King

    $25.00

    in a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. Learn More
  2. A Load of Hooey

    A Load of Hooey

    $20.00

    Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. Learn More
  3. Arboretum

    Arboretum

    $25.00

    For over 25 years, David Byrne has focused his unique genius upon forms as diverse as disco, architectural photography, and PowerPoint Learn More
  4. Be a Nose!: Sketchbooks

    Be a Nose!: Sketchbooks

    $29.00

    Be a Nose! takes Spiegelman's sketchbooks from 1979, 1983 and 2007 and reproduces them, ink spots and all, for the first time ever. Learn More
  5. The Best Of McSweeney's Internet Tendency

    Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency

    $20.00

    Back in 1998, the internet was young and wild and free. Along with listservs, pornography, and listservs dedicated to pornography, there was a website that ran all its articles in the same font and within abnormally narrow margins. This site was called McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and many dozens of people read it. Learn More
  6. Celebrations of Curious Characters

    Celebrations of Curious Characters

    $26.00

    Celebrations of Curious Characters cracks open the personal vaults of Ricky Jay—raconteur, historian, and one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists—exposing a wonderful world of amusing and arcane knowledge. Learn More
  7. Children and the Tundra

    Children and the Tundra (HOW Vol. 5)

    $20.00

    The fifth volume in the ludicrously misinformative HOW Series. Learn More
  8. City of Rivers

    City of Rivers

    $20.00

    The poems in City of Rivers—the first full-length collection from 23-year-old wunderkind Zubair Ahmed—are clear and cool as a glass of water. Learn More
  9. The End Of Love

    End of Love

    $22.00

    In this quartet of mesmerizing stories, Marcos Giralt Torrente explores the confounding, double-edged promise of love. Each finds a man carefully churning over his past, trying to fathom how the distance between people can become suddenly unbridgeable. Learn More
  10. The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair

    Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair

    $22.00

    Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous — and presumed dead — explorer Alexander West. Learn More
  11. Fever Chart

    Fever Chart

    $22.00

    Having spent most of his life medicated, electroshocked, and institutionalized, Jerome Coe finds himself homeless on the coldest night of the century — and so, with nowhere else to go, he accepts a ride out of New England from an old love's ex-girlfriend. Learn More
  12. Further Joy

    Further Joy

    $24.00

    In eleven expertly crafted stories, John Brandon gives us a stunning assortment of men and women at the edge of possibility—gamblers and psychics, wanderers and priests, all of them on the verge of finding out what they can get away with, and what they can't. Learn More
  13. God Says No

    God Says No

    $22.00

    Gary Gray marries his first girlfriend, a fellow student from Central Florida Christian College who loves Disney World as much as he does. Learn More
  14. The Goods

    Goods: Volume 1

    $22.99

    A compilation of fun for readers of all ages, created by McSweeney’s. Learn More
  15. Grandland #3

    Grantland #3

    $25.00

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    Grantland Quarterly is a collaboration between McSweeney's and Bill Simmons' new web magazine Grantland. It features some of the most exciting and form-pushing sports writers currently plying the trade, all delivered in a beautifully designed full-color book with original artwork and a host of print exclusives. Learn More
  16. In Case Of Moreno

    In Case Of Emergency

    $24.00

    What do you do when you can’t function? Learn More
  17. McSweeney's Vol. 4

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 04

    $22.00

    Issue Four, reissued. A faithful reproduction of the Winter 2000 issue - now in a sturdier box. Learn More
  18. McSweeney's #7

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 07

    $23.00

    Out of stock

    The seventh edition of this American literary quarterly includes stories by nine authors. Learn More
  19. McSweeney's #15

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 15

    $24.00

    Also known as the 'Icelandic Issue'. Learn More
  20. McSweeney's Vol. 18

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 18

    $22.00

    Even beyond Edmund White's youthful hustler, Joyce Carol Oates' fatherly killer, and Roddy Doyle's Rwandan refugee, Issue 18 will not stay at home. Learn More
  21. McSweeney's #19

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 19

    $22.00

    Out of stock

    McSweeney's began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected from other magazines. Learn More
  22. McSweeney's #20

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 20

    $22.00

    Every fourth page is a full-color figurative painting, each one by an excellent artist. Learn More
  23. McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 23

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 23

    $20.00

    McSweeney's #23 includes ten stories from ten excellent writers! Learn More
  24. McSweeney's #26

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 26

    $24.95

    McSweeney's 26 comes in three parts. Learn More
  25. McSweeney's #28

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 28

    $24.00

    McSweeney's 28 explores the state of the fable - those astute and irreducible allegories one doesn't see so much anymore in our strange new age, when everyone is wild for the latest parable or apologue but can't find time for anything else. Learn More

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