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  1. Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    $14.00

    Prepare yourself for a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. Learn More
  2. Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me

    Your Vigor For Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977

    $19.99

    Spanning the most formative era of his life, from the painful years of adolescence to the fame and fortune of early adulthood, this collection of personal correspondences with two near-lifelong friends sheds light on the artistic development, bitter struggle, and ultimate triumph of the world’s greatest living cartoonist. Learn More
  3. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

    $25.99

    From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood. Learn More
  4. You Can't Win (Feral House Edition)

    You Can't Win (Feral House Edition)

    $17.95

    A legendary book, bestseller in 1926, and hovering at the edge of our memory since; the favorite book of William Burroughs. Learn More
  5. You Can't Win

    You Can't Win

    $16.00

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    A legendary book, bestseller in 1926, and hovering at the edge of our memory since; the favorite book of William Burroughs. Learn More
  6. You Can't Make This Stuff Up

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

    $16.00

    From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Learn More
  7. You Better Not Cry

    You Better Not Cry: Stories

    $14.00

    You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas... but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot stuffed Santa? Learn More
  8. "Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    Yellow Kid Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    $18.00

    Bilked bankers, grifted gamblers, and swindled spinsters. Welcome to the world of confidence men. Learn More
  9. Writing Across the Landscape

    Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960-2013

    $35.00

    This long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the twentieth century, from Mexico to Morocco, Paris to Rome, and beyond. Learn More
  10. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

    $25.00

    The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Learn More
  11. Woolgathering

    Woolgathering

    $18.95

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    The National Book Award–winner Patti Smith presents a treasure box of a childhood memoir about “clear unspeakable joy” and “just the wish to know.” Learn More
  12. Woman Warrior
  13. Wishful Drinking

    Wishful Drinking

    $13.99

    Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. Learn More
  14. William S. Burroughs vs. The Qur'an

    William S. Burroughs vs. The Qur'an

    $15.95

    When Michael Muhammad Knight sets out to write the definitive biography of his “Anarcho-Sufi” hero and mentor, writer Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey), he makes a startling discovery that changes everything. Learn More
  15. Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life In Comics

    Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics

    $28.00

    Finally, a full biography of Will Eisner, creator of classic Golden Age superhero The Spirit and the father of the American graphic novel. Learn More
  16. Wilde in America

    Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity

    $26.95

    The story of Oscar Wilde’s landmark 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous. Learn More
  17. Wild (tpb)

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    $15.95

    A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. Learn More
  18. The Wild Truth

    Wild Truth

    $27.99

    The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Learn More
  19. White Out

    White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin

    $14.95

    An In-Depth Look into the Life and Mind of a Heroin Addict. Learn More
  20. White Matter

    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine

    $18.95

    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine is the story of a Bostonian close-knit Jewish working-class family of five sisters and one brother and the impact they and their next generation endured due to the popularization of lobotomy during the 20th century. Learn More
  21. Where The Bird Sings Best

    Where the Bird Sings Best

    $27.99

    The magnum opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky—director of The Holy Mountain, star of Jodorowsky’s Dune, spiritual guru behind Psychomagic and The Way of Tarot, innovator behind classic comics The Incal and Metabarons, and legend of Latin American literature. Learn More
  22. When the Sick Rule the World

    When the Sick Rule the World

    $17.95

    A moving meld of essay, memoir, and story, When the Sick Rule the World collects Dodie Bellamy's new and recent lyric prose. Learn More
  23. What We Want, What We Believe DVD

    What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library DVD

    $37.95

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    For the first time on DVD, three acclaimed Newsreel Films on the Black Panther Party: Off the Pig; Mayday; and Repression. Learn More
  24. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir

    $14.00

    In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. Learn More
  25. Wear Your Dreams (paperback)

    Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos

    $15.99

    The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand Learn More

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