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  1. Roomanitarian



    Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans. Learn More
  2. Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays


    The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, forty years after its first publication, the essential portrait of America-- particularly California--in the sixties. Learn More
  3. Smothered in Hugs

    Smothered in Hugs: Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries


    From the internationally acclaimed author of Ugly Man and one of “the last literary outlaws in mainstream American fiction” (Bret Easton Ellis) comes a survey of his cultural criticism. Learn More
  4. Some Remarks (trade paperback)

    Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing


    One of the most talented and creative authors working today, Neal Stephenson is renowned for his exceptional novels—works colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity. Learn More
  5. Songs Of The Doomed

    Songs Of The Doomed


    Gonzo Papers Volume 3: More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream. Learn More
  6. Spinfluence

    Spinfluence: The Hardcore Propaganda Manual for Controlling the Masses


    Spinfluence will appeal to crooked politicians, media manipulators and corporate big-wigs alike, in fact anyone interested in how to exploit people for profit or power. Learn More
  7. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (trade paperback)

    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary


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    Featuring David Sedaris' unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. Learn More
  8. Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine

    Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine


    The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Learn More
  9. Stranger Than Fiction

    Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories


    From the author of FIGHT CLUB and DIARY, a collection of essays and journalistic pieces that prove that real life has imagination beaten cold in the strangeness and wonder departments. Learn More
  10. Supergods (paperback)

    Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human


    From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind’s great modern myth: the superhero Learn More
  11. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)


    A New York Times bestseller―the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Learn More
  12. Take The Cannoli

    Take The Cannoli


    Stories From The New World. Learn More
  13. That Is All (paperback)

    That Is All


    John Hodgman-bestselling author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert", minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire-brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Learn More
  14. The Areas of My Expertise

    The Areas of My Expertise


    In the great tradition of the American almanac - a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Learn More
  15. The Best American Comics Criticism

    The Best American Comics Criticism


    Whether you choose to call them “comics lit,” “graphic novels,” or just “thick comic books,” book-length narratives told in words and pictures confidently elbowed their way into the cultural spotlight in the first decade of this new millennium — beginning with the simultaneous 2001 release of Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and Daniel Clowes’ David Boring, and continuing on through ground-breaking and best-selling works such as Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Robert Crumb’s Genesis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and Joe Sacco’s Palestine. Learn More
  16. The Braindead Megaphone

    The Braindead Megaphone: Essays


    The breakout book from 'the funniest writer in America' - not to mention an official Genius - a trade paperback original and his first nonfiction collection ever. Learn More
  17. The Chicken Chronicles

    The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, And Babe: A Memoir


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    Praised as “a book-long spell—hypnotic” in the Los Angeles Times, this remarkable book by the celebrated writer Alice Walker tells the story of her flock of chickens. Learn More
  18. The Dreaded Feast

    The Dreaded Feast: Writers on Enduring the Holidays


    The Dreaded Feast will act as a balm for the millions of people who face Christmastime with a mixture of dread and obligation. Whether it’s the last-minute shopping, the unappealing office party, or the prospect of more than 24 hours with family, it’s never easy. Learn More
  19. The Great Shark Hunt

    The Great Shark Hunt


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    Gonzo Papers Volume 1: Strange Tales From A Stranger Time. Learn More
  20. The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

    The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books


    The way we absorb information has changed dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated as the iPod. Celluloid went digital. But books, for the most part, have remained the same—until now. And while music and movies have undergone an almost Darwinian evolution, the literary world now faces a revolution, a sudden seismic change in the way we buy, produce, and, yes, read books. Learn More
  21. The Lifespan of a Fact

    The Lifespan of a Fact


    An innovative essayist and his fact-checker do battle about the use of truth and the definition of nonfiction. Learn More
  22. The Philosophy Of Punk

    The Philosophy Of Punk: More Than Noise!


    Overall, this is a very in-depth study of punk values, and how punk looks out towards the straight world. Learn More
  23. The Right To Be Lazy

    The Right To Be Lazy: Essays by Paul LaFargue


    At once a masterpiece of critical theory and rip-roaring radical humor, this is one of the most spirited attacks on the notion of the "work ethic" ever to be published! Learn More
  24. The Vintage Mencken

    The Vintage Mencken


    The finest and fiercest essays of the great literary iconoclast. Learn More
  25. The Wordy Shipmates

    The Wordy Shipmates


    The Wordy Shipmates is Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's 'city upon a hill' - a shining example, a 'city that cannot be hid.' Learn More

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