REAL LIFE

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  1. 84, Charing Cross Road

    84, Charing Cross Road

    $13.00

    It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm, charming, feisty love affair. Learn More
  2. A Lie of Reinvention

    A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X

    $18.95

    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Learn More
  3. Addicted

    Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast

    $18.95

    Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? Learn More
  4. An Afghanistan Picture Show

    Afghanistan Picture Show or, How I Saved The World

    $16.95

    Never before available in paperback and all but invisible for twenty years, a personal account of the origins of America’s longest war. Learn More
  5. Aftermath Of Forever

    Aftermath Of Forever: How I Loved And Lost And Found Myself

    $12.95

    Love and music collide in this refreshing, uplifting memoir that chronicles the romantic coming-of-age of a woman in her 20s experiencing the dating scene in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn More
  6. Al Jaffee's Mad Life

    Al Jaffee's Mad Life

    $16.99

    Jaffee’s inventive work has enlivened the pages of MAD since 1955. To date he has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire, and continues to bring millions of childhoods to untimely ends with the knowledge that parents are hypocrites, teachers are dummies, politicians are liars, and life isn’t fair. Learn More
  7. An American Demon

    American Demon: A Memoir

    $19.95

    An American Demon is Jack Grisham’s story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. Learn More
  8. American Nerd: The Story Of My People

    American Nerd: The Story Of My People

    $14.00

    Most people know a nerd when they see one but can't define just what a nerd is. Learn More
  9. An Education

    An Education

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    When Lynn Barber was sixteen, a stranger in a maroon sports car pulled up beside her as she was on her way home from school and offered her a ride. It was the beginning of a long journey from innocence to precocious experience—an affair with an older man that would change her life. Learn More
  10. Anger Is An Energy (paperback)

    Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored

    $18.99

    From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words. Learn More
  11. Another Bullshit Night In Suck City

    Another Bullshit Night In Suck City: A Memoir

    $14.95

    Nick Flynn met his father when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. Learn More
  12. Apathy for the Devil

    Apathy for the Devil: A Seventies Memoir

    $17.95

    Chronicling Nick Kent’s up-close , personal, often harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, among scores of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the beautiful and the damned of this turbulent decade. Learn More
  13. An Appetite For Wonder (softcover)

    Appetite For Wonder: The Making Of A Scientist

    $15.99

    With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). His first memoir offers a more personal view. Learn More
  14. The Argonauts (paperback)

    Argonauts

    $15.00

    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family. Learn More
  15. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    $18.00

    The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, ARGUABLY offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Learn More
  16. Autobiography (paperback)

    Autobiography

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    Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day. Learn More
  17. Autobiography of Malcolm X

    Autobiography of Malcolm X (trade paperback)

    $15.00

    If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. Learn More
  18. Bad Boy

    Bad Boy

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    From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did. And during a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law as often as the right, and a grandfather who knew the bad parts of town like the back of his hand, young Jim learned sin better than any writer had before. Learn More
  19. Bad Kid

    Bad Kid: A Memoir

    $14.99

    Filled with the music and popular culture of the late-eighties and early-nineties, this refreshingly honest and hilarious coming-of-age memoir from comedian, storyteller, and The Moth host David Crabb tells a universally resonant story about growing up gay and Goth in San Antonio, Texas. Learn More
  20. BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr

    BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr

    $16.95

    "When I was nine years old I burned down my school." —from the text. Learn More
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    Ballad Of The Whiskey Robber

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    A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, And Broken Hearts Learn More
  22. Barbarian Days (paperback)

    Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

    $17.00

    A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer Learn More
  23. The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir

    Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir

    $16.00

    An exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us. Learn More
  24. Beggars Of Life

    Beggars Of Life: A Hobo Autobiography

    $15.00

    A bestseller in 1924, this vivid piece of outlaw history has inexplicably faded from the public consciousness. Jim Tully takes us across the seamy underbelly of pre-WWI America on freight trains, and inside hobo jungles and brothels while narrowly averting railroad bulls (cops) and wardens of order. Learn More
  25. Bettyville

    Bettyville: A Memoir

    $17.00

    When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Learn More

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