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  1. Maps & Legends

    Maps And Legends: Reading And Writing Along The Borderlands


    Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in sixteen parts - a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Learn More
  2. Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001-2014

    Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001-2014


    Richard Hell may best be known as a punk icon, a founding member of seminal bands Television, the Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids, but for decades he’s been a prominent voice in American letters. Learn More
  3. Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day


    Another collection of Sedaris' hysterical essays. Learn More
  4. Meaty

    Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby, Creator of the Blog BitchesGottaEat


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    Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Learn More
  5. The Medium Is the Massage

    Medium Is the Massage


    An Inventory of Effects. Learn More
  6. Men Versus The Man

    Men Versus The Man


    There is no irony in the fact that H.L. Mencken is a tall figure in the history of letters, and Robert Rives La Monte is wholly forgotten. Learn More
  7. Metastases Of Enjoyment

    Metastases Of Enjoyment: On Women And Causality


    The experience of the Yugoslav war and the rise of “irrational” violence in contemporary societies provides the theoretical and political context of this book, which uses Lacanian psychoanalysis as the basis for a renewal of the Marxist theory of ideology. Learn More
  8. MFA vs NYC1

    MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction


    Chad Harbach and contributors map out the “two cultures” of American fiction: MFA programs and NYC publishing. Learn More
  9. Modern Romance

    Modern Romance


    A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices. Learn More
  10. More Curious

    More Curious


    In More Curious, Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post–9/11 New York City. Learn More
  11. More Information Than You Require

    More Information Than You Require


    The author of The Areas of My Expertise - also known as The Daily Show's 'Resident Expert' and the PC in the iconic Mac ads - picks up exactly where his first book left off. Exactly. Learn More
  12. My 1980s And Other Essays

    My 1980s And Other Essays


    Wayne Koestenbaum returns with a zesty and hyper-literate collection of personal and critical essays. Learn More
  13. Naked



    Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. Learn More
  14. Nein. A Manifesto

    Nein. A Manifesto


    1. Ontology: what the fuck?
    2. Causality: why the fuck?
    3. Epistemology: how the why the fuck?
    4. Phenomenology: the fuck. Learn More
  15. No Gods No Masters

    No Gods No Masters


    The first English translation of Guerin's monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in one volume. Learn More
  16. No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms

    No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms


    Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? Learn More
  17. Not Tht Kind Of Girl (paperback)

    Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"


    In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told. Learn More
  18. Obsolete

    Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us


    Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and informative collection of short essays, journalist and social commentator Anna Jane Grossman takes a thoughtful look at what everyday apparatuses, ideas, and behaviors are quickly disappearing—or else have already left the building. Learn More
  19. On Bullshit

    On Bullshit


    One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Learn More
  20. One Ring Circus

    One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing


    Most readers of Katherine Dunn know and love her for her groundbreaking, National Book Award-nominated, bestselling novel GEEK LOVE; few, however are familiar with her journalistic work, in particular her essays and articles on boxing which she has penned over the last two and a half decades. Learn More
  21. Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews


    Geoff Dyer has earned the devotion of passionate fans on both sides of the Atlantic through his wildly inventive, romantic novels as well as several brilliant, uncategorizable works of nonfiction. All the while he has been writing some of the wittiest, most incisive criticism we have on an astonishing array of subjects—music, literature, photography, and travel journalism—that, in Dyer’s expert hands, becomes a kind of irresistible self-reportage. Learn More
  22. Outliers (trade paperback)

    Outliers: The Story of Success


    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of 'outliers'--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. Learn More
  23. The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    Partly Cloudy Patriot


    Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Learn More
  24. Philosophy: An Illustrated History Of Thought

    Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought


    Here is the essential guide to philosophy. Learn More
  25. The Pleasure Of Finding

    Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman


    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman - from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. Learn More

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