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  1. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir


    From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood. Learn More
  2. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner


    The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Learn More
  3. Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life In Comics

    Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics


    Finally, a full biography of Will Eisner, creator of classic Golden Age superhero The Spirit and the father of the American graphic novel. Learn More
  4. Wilde in America

    Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity


    The story of Oscar Wilde’s landmark 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous. Learn More
  5. The Wild Truth

    Wild Truth


    The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Learn More
  6. Where The Bird Sings Best

    Where the Bird Sings Best


    The magnum opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky—director of The Holy Mountain, star of Jodorowsky’s Dune, spiritual guru behind Psychomagic and The Way of Tarot, innovator behind classic comics The Incal and Metabarons, and legend of Latin American literature. Learn More
  7. Unearthing (sc)

    Unearthing (softcover)


    One of the world's foremost authors of the fantastic, Alan Moore, joins internationally esteemed photographer Mitch Jenkins for an unprecedented visual and literary experience. Learn More
  8. Tibetan Peach Pie

    Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life


    Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Learn More
  9. Portable Malcolm X Reader

    The Portable Malcolm X Reader


    A new look at Malcolm X's life and times from his Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, Manning Marable. Learn More
  10. The Journal of Best Practices

    The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband


    At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility. But it doesn’t make him any easier to live with. Learn More
  11. The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel

    The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend


    This riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon—and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial man known to millions around the world as Evel Knievel. Learn More
  12. The Fry Chronicles

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography


    Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge University as a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist, and failed suicide, convinced that any moment he would be sent away. Learn More
  13. The Dark Side of Innocence

    The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar


    "Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky business. But when I was seven, the odds felt insurmountable." Learn More
  14. Tales of Woe

    Tales of Woe


    True stories of totally undeserved suffering. Spectacularly depressing. Nobody gets their just deserts. Crushing defeats. No happy endings. Abject misery. Pointless, endless grief. Learn More
  15. Street Poison

    Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim


    The first and definitive biography of one of America's bestselling, notorious, and influential writers of the twentieth century: Iceberg Slim, né Robert Beck, author of the multimillion-copy memoir Pimp and such equally popular novels as Trick Baby and Mama Black Widow. Learn More
  16. Spent: A Memoir

    Spent: A Memoir


    A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping — which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life — but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. Learn More
  17. Someone Could Get Hurt

    Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood


    A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America. Learn More
  18. So Long, Marianne

    So Long, Marianne: A Love Story


    At 22, Marianne Ihlen travelled to the Greek island of Hydra with writer Axel Jensen. Axel wrote and Marianne kept house, until the day Axel abandoned her and their newborn son for another woman. One day while Marianne is shopping in a little grocery store, in walks a man who asks her to join him and some friends outside at their table. He introduces himself as Leonard Cohen, then a little-known writer. Learn More
  19. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory


    A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession. Learn More
  20. Slice Harvester

    Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza


    Over the course of two years, a twenty-something punk rocker eats a cheese slice from every pizzeria in New York City, gets sober, falls in love, and starts a blog that captures headlines around the world—he is the Slice Harvester, and this is his story. Learn More
  21. Silver Screen Fiend

    Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film


    New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Learn More
  22. Shell Shocked

    Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.


    If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named in 1999 by BMI as one of the top 50 songs of the 20th century, with over five million radio plays, is only the tip of a rather eye-opening iceberg. Learn More
  23. Shanty Irish

    Shanty Irish


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    Memories of an Irish-American growing up log-shack poor in small-town Ohio. Learn More
  24. Sacred Monsters

    Sacred Monsters


    Edmund White is one of our most celebrated novelists. He is also a brilliant journalist and cultural commentator on the arts, contributing to publications as varied The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, the Washington Post, House and Garden, and the New York Review of Books. Learn More
  25. Robert Plant: A Life

    Robert Plant: A Life


    Robert Plant by Paul Rees is the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman. As lead singer for one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time—whose song "Stairway to Heaven" has been played more times on American radio than any other track—Robert Plant defined what it means to be a rock god. Learn More

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