The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. The Curious Case of H. P. Lovecraft

    Curious Case of H.P. Lovecraft


    H. P. Lovecraft is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of modern horror fiction and a pervasive influence on popular culture. Learn More
  2. David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

    David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations


    In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of The New York Times as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing style. Learn More
  3. Dear Diary

    Dear Diary


    'I hate my life' is teen speak for 'Things are going pretty good.' Learn More
  4. Dearie

    Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child


    It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that’s exactly what Julia Child did. The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. Learn More
  5. The Death Instinct

    Death Instinct


    France's Public Enemy Number One from the late 1960s to the end of the 1970s--when he was killed by police in a sensational traffic shootout--Jacques Mesrine (1936-1979) is the best-known criminal in French history. Learn More
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    Diane Arbus: A Biography


    Diane Arbus was the archetypal artist living on the edge. Learn More
  7. The Difficulty of Being

    Difficulty of Being


    Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius. Learn More
  8. Dirty Secret

    Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding


    To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if my mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make me? Learn More
  9. Dishwasher



    One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States Learn More
  10. Does This Happen to Everyone?

    Does This Happen to Everyone?: A Budding Adult's Guide to Puberty


    Insightful and considerate answers to 70 questions boys and girls have about puberty and young love. Learn More
  11. Don't Quit Your Day Job

    Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs they Quit


    They’ve worked on the railroad. They’ve busted rocks with a sledgehammer. They’ve fought fires, wiped tables, soldiered and carpentered and spied, delivered pizzas, lacquered boat paddles, counted heads for the church, sold underwear, delivered mail, driven garbage trucks. And they’ve all quit their day jobs. Learn More
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    Down The Tube


    'The Diary of My Week in TV Hell. 200 Channels. No Escape.' Learn More
  13. Down Where the Devil Don't Go

    Down Where the Devil Don't Go


    In his debut collection of short fiction, Paul Bingham confronts us with four sardonic tales of men at war. Learn More
  14. Drugs Are Nice

    Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir


    With Drugs Are Nice, Lisa Carver has created the first enduring memoir of her subculture and generation. Learn More
  15. Dry.



    From the author of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS comes the story of one man trying to out-drink his memories, outlast his demons, and outrun his past. Learn More
  16. Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller

    Edgewise: A Picture Of Cookie Mueller


    Cookie Mueller (1949–1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. Learn More
  17. Elf Girl

    Elf Girl


    Meet Rev Jen. Patron saint of the uncool. Cheerleader for nonconformists, geeks, and oddballs the world over. From her tiny rent-controlled apartment on Manhattan’s hip Lower East Side, she holds court over a wacky cast of friends and lovers with an unchecked candor that makes her impossible not to love. Learn More
  18. The Elfish Gene

    Elfish Gene - Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange: A Memoir


    A laugh-out-loud funny memoir about a fantasy addicted youth. Learn More
  19. Embrace Your Insignificance

    Embrace Your Insignificance: Lessons Learned Teaching English in Japan


    Bob Gaulke's 2nd book (after The Nervous Tourist) is his personal adventure into the world of teaching English in Japan. Learn More
  20. The End Of Eve

    End Of Eve: A Memoir


    At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she’s always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life’s happy endings don’t always last. If it’s not one thing, after all, it’s your mother. Learn More
  21. Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

    Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace


    The first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace. Learn More
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    Eyeing The Flash


    The Education of a Carnival Con Artist Learn More
  23. Fairyland

    Fairyland: A Memoir Of My Father


    A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father. Learn More
  24. The Faraway Nearby

    Faraway Nearby


    This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost. Learn More
  25. Farm City

    Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer


    An unforgettably charming memoir, Farm City is full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart. Learn More

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