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  1. Living in the End Times

    Living in the End Times


    Zizek analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the "four riders of the apocalypse." Learn More
  2. Lizz Free or Die

    Lizz Free or Die: Essays


    Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and one of today's most hilarious comedians and insightful social critics, pens a brilliant account of how she discovered her comedic voice. Learn More
  3. Loitering

    Loitering: New and Collected Essays


    Charles D’Ambrosio’s essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy’s safe return. Learn More
  4. London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction

    London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction


    Voted by the London Times as one of the best writers since 1945, Michael Moorcock has long been considered one of the top names in science fiction and fantasy. Learn More
  5. Magic Hours

    Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation


    In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. Learn More
  6. Mama Tried

    Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting


    New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake relates the hilarious horrors of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting in this funny, poignant, and beautifully illustrated book. Learn More
  7. Manhood for Amateurs

    Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son


    Michael Chabon “takes [his] brutally observant, unfailingly honest, marvelously human gaze and turns it on his own life” (Time) in this memoir Manhood for Amateurs. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day


    Another collection of Sedaris' hysterical essays. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. The Medium Is the Massage

    Medium Is the Massage


    An Inventory of Effects. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Modern Romance (paperback)

    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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Naked



    Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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