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  1. A Childhood: The Biography of a Place

    A Childhood: The Biography of a Place

    $26.95

    A Childhood is the unforgettable memoir of Harry Crews' earliest years, a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales, and circumstances that shaped him--and destined him to be a storyteller. Learn More
  2. All Tomorrow's Parties

    All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir

    $25.00

    Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Learn More
  3. Another Great Day At Sea

    Another Great Day At Sea: Life Aboard The USS George H.W. Bush

    $24.95

    From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers. Learn More
  4. The Art of Asking

    Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

    $27.00

    Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. Learn More
  5. Barracuda In The Attic

    Barracuda In The Attic

    $26.99

    Whether shooting pool with the mobster Crazy Joey Gallo, attending a dinner party hosted by an aged but remarkably spry Groucho Marx, or simply playing doctor with a classmate in the former estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kipp Friedman led a colorful childhood. Learn More
  6. The Beaver Show

    Beaver Show: The Crass And Inspiring Saga Of An Enterprising Megababe

    $20.00

    "I dance. Naked. For large (and occasionally insultingly modest) sums of money." Learn More
  7. Boy Erased

    Boy Erased: A Memoir

    $27.00

    A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding. Learn More
  8. The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

    Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

    $26.00

    Reminiscent of the classic Random Family and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, but told by the man who lived it, THE COOK UP is a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade portrayed in The Wire and an incredible story of redemption. Learn More
  9. Culture

    Culture

    $25.00

    Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Learn More
  10. Does This Happen to Everyone?

    Does This Happen to Everyone?: A Budding Adult's Guide to Puberty

    $24.95

    Insightful and considerate answers to 70 questions boys and girls have about puberty and young love. Learn More
  11. Don't Suck, Don't Die

    Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt

    $22.95

    "Friend, asshole, angel, mutant,” singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt “came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess." Learn More
  12. Drawing Blood

    Drawing Blood

    $29.99

    Art was my dearest friend.
    To draw was trouble and safety, adventure and freedom.
    In that four-cornered kingdom of paper, I lived as I pleased.
    This is the story of a girl and her sketchbook. Learn More
  13. Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller

    Edgewise: A Picture Of Cookie Mueller

    $24.95

    Cookie Mueller (1949–1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. Learn More
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    Eyeing The Flash

    $23.00

    The Education of a Carnival Con Artist Learn More
  15. From Animal House to Our House

    From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story

    $24.95

    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
  16. Furiously Happy

    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

    $26.99

    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
  17. Gamelife

    Gamelife: A Memoir

    $25.00

    You have been awakened. Learn More
  18. Going Into The City

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

    $27.99

    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
  19. High Holiday Porn

    High Holiday Porn: A Memoir

    $25.99

    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
  20. How to Piss in Public

    How to Piss in Public: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood

    $24.00

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    Though technically a memoir, this is more a compendium of hair-whitening bar stories that punch you in the throat until your eyes explode. Learn More
  21. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    $25.99

    NOT YET AVAILABLE. This title is currently scheduled to be released on June 14, 2016. Note: release dates and prices are subject to change. Learn More
  22. I Blame Dennis Hopper

    I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies

    $25.99

    From award-winning actress Illeana Douglas comes a memoir about learning to survive in Hollywood while staying true to her quirky vision of the world. Learn More
  23. I Can Give You Anything But Love

    I Can Give You Anything But Love

    $25.95

    The long-awaited memoir from one of the most acclaimed radical writers in American literature. Learn More
  24. I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

    I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

    $24.95

    In her singular voice—humble, elegiac, practical—Maxine Hong Kingston sets out to reflect on aging as she turns sixty-five. Learn More
  25. Insatiable: Porn - A Love Story

    Insatiable: Porn - A Love Story

    $25.00

    Asa Akira (28) has already had an extremely unusual life. Educated at the United Nations International School in Manhattan, she soon was earning a good living by stripping and working as a dominatrix at a sex dungeon. Akira has now built up a reputation for being of the most popular, hardworking, and extreme actors in the business, winning dozens of awards for her 330+ movies, including her #1 bestselling series “Asa Akira Is Insatiable”. Learn More

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