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

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  1. Five Years In The Warsaw Ghetto

    Five Years In The Warsaw Ghetto


    Born in a small town outside of Warsaw in 1889, Bernard Goldstein joined the Jewish labor organization, the Bund, at the age of 16 and dedicated his life to organizing workers and resisting tyranny. Learn More
  2. Forced Entries

    Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973


    The illuminating, shocking, humorous diary that tells all about the sex, the frugs and the atmosphere of New York in the late '60s and early '70s. Learn More
  3. From Animal House to Our House

    From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story


    Ten years ago, Ron and his then-girlfriend, Jill, did the impossible. They bought condemned property -- a big Baltimore Victorian brownstone ­ and vowed to bring it back to its original glory. Learn More
  4. The Frood

    Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


    As a wise ape once observed, space is big – vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Learn More
  5. Furiously Happy

    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things


    In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. Learn More
  6. Gamelife

    Gamelife: A Memoir


    You have been awakened. Learn More
  7. Generation Rx

    Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death and America's Opiate Crisis


    What had happened to my baby brother? How did a tiny little pill shatter our family? When did we first begin losing Pat? Learn More
  8. Giovanni's Room

    Giovanni's Room


    Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. Learn More
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    Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy


    In January 2006, The New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. Learn More
  10. Gnarr! (softcover)

    Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World


    In the epicenter of the world financial crisis, a comedian launched a joke campaign that didn’t seem so funny to the country’s leading politicians . . . Learn More
  11. God, Forgive These Bastards

    God, Forgive These Bastards: Stories from the Forgotten Life of Georgia Tech Pitcher Henry Turner


    Not only is this a companion book to the jazz punk album of the same name by The Taxpayers, this is a remembrance of a life filled with contradictions—cowardice and bravery, falsehoods and candidness, glory and failure—told from the perspective of Henry Turner, a baseball hero turned psyche ward street minstrel. Learn More
  12. Going Into The City

    Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man


    One of our great essayists and journalists—the Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau—takes us on a heady tour through his life and times in this vividly atmospheric and visceral memoir that is both a love letter to a New York long past and a tribute to the transformative power of art. Learn More
  13. Gonzo

    Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson


    Hailed everywhere as a brilliant biography, GONZO is a startling portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, the genius who spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--and revolutionized the art of writing. Learn More
  14. Grace: A Memoir

    Grace: A Memoir


    Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Learn More
  15. Gun, Needle, Spoon

    Gun Needle Spoon


    This memoir follows a punk rock pioneer on his slide into drug abuse and life as an armed robber, all the way through life in recovery and what it's like to look back on those times, knowing all the while that he is still under the threat of three strikes, a twenty-five-to-life prison sentence waiting. Learn More
  16. H Is For Hawk

    H Is For Hawk


    When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Learn More
  17. Half a Life (trade paperback)

    Half a Life: A Memoir


    “Half my life ago, I killed a girl.”

    So begins Darin Strauss’ Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father’s Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. Learn More
  18. Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations


    "There are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise." —Hannah Arendt Learn More
  19. Hardcore Zen

    Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies And The Truth About Reality


    Question authority. Question society. Question reality. Question yourself. Question your conclusions, your judgments, your answers. Question this. Learn More
  20. Harley Loco

    Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side


    When Rayya Elias was seven, her family fled their native Syria to settle in Detroit. Bullied in school and rebelling against her traditional home-life, Rayya turned her sights to fashion and music. She became a hairdresser and started a band that played the club scene in the early 1980s before she moved to New York at age twenty-three to further her musical career. Learn More
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    Harmful To Minors


    The Perils Of Protecting Children From Sex. Learn More
  22. Harvey Kurtzman

    Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America


    Harvey Kurtzman created MAD, and MAD revolutionized humor in America. Learn More
  23. Herbert Huncke

    Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac And The Beat Generation


    Muse and mentor to Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac—who said of him, “Huncke is the greatest storyteller I know, an absolute genius at it”— Herbert Huncke steps out of the shadow of his more famous peers in this absorbing and tender biography by Hilary Holladay. Learn More
  24. Hidden Cities

    Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises - A Memoir of Urban Exploration


    In this fascinating glimpse into the world of urban exploration, Moses Gates describes his trespasses in some of the most illustrious cities in the world from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Learn More
  25. High Holiday Porn

    High Holiday Porn: A Memoir


    Eytan Bayme went to Jewish day school and Jewish camp. He lived across the street from a synagogue in the Bronx, which he attended weekly, and ate strictly kosher food for most of his childhood. Learn More

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