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  1. Travels With Myself And Another

    Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir

    $15.95

    "Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt," writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt's secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together. Learn More
  2. Timothy Leary: A Biography cover

    Timothy Leary: A Biography

    $16.00

    To a generation in full revolt against any form of authority, "Tune in, turn on, drop out" became a mantra, and its popularizer, Dr. Timothy Leary, a guru. Learn More
  3. There Is No God

    There Is No God and He Is Always with You: A Search for God in Odd Places

    $14.95

    Can you be an atheist and still believe in God? Can you be a true believer and still doubt? Can Zen give us a way past our constant fighting about God? Learn More
  4. The Year Of Magical Thinking

    The Year Of Magical Thinking

    $14.95

    From one of America's iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Learn More
  5. The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar: A Memoir

    $14.99

    A moving, vividly told memoir full of heart, drama, and exquisite comic timing, about a boy striving to become a man, and his romance with a bar. Learn More
  6. The Secret Life Of Houdini

    The Secret Life Of Houdini

    $18.00

    The Making Of America's First Superhero. Learn More
  7. The Lives And Loves of Daisy And Violet Hilton

    The Lives And Loves of Daisy And Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins

    $19.95

    THE LIVES AND LOVES OF DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the 20th century. Learn More
  8. The Kid Stays In The Picture

    The Kid Stays In The Picture

    $17.95

    Success, Scandal, Sex, Tragedy, Infamy ... And That's Just The First Chapter... Learn More
  9. The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    $16.95

    Howard Zinn's life and work are the stuff of legend. His People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies and has altered how we see and teach history. A hero in word and deed, Zinn's views on freedom, fairness, history, democracy, and our own human potential are educational and transformative. Learn More
  10. The Glorious Deception

    The Glorious Deception

    $16.95

    In a biography woven from equal parts enchantment and mystery, Jim Steinmeyer unveils the secrets behind the most enigmatic performer in the history of stage magic, Chung Ling Soo, the 'Marvelous Chinese Conjurer' - a magician whose daring made his contemporary Houdini seem like the boy next door. Learn More
  11. The Glen Rock Book Of The Dead

    The Glen Rock Book Of The Dead

    $12.95

    In her author’s note to the book, Marion Winik writes that in Mexico on the Day of the Dead, “people build altars to their loved ones . . . they go to the cemetery and stay all night, praying, singing, drinking, wailing. They tell the sad stories and the noble ones; they eat cookies shaped like skeletons. They celebrate and mourn at once.” Learn More
  12. The Girl's Guide to Homelessness

    The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir

    $16.95

    Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age ten, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California. Learn More
  13. The Basketball Diaries

    The Basketball Diaries

    $14.00

    The classic about growing up hip on New York's mean streets. Learn More
  14. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

    $15.00

    Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written. Learn More
  15. The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

    The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

    $15.00

    A vagrant de Tocqueville gives an eloquent, dry-eyed report of his tramping adventures in the violent underworld of late 19th century America and Britain Learn More
  16. The Adderall Diaries (trade paperback edition)

    The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder

    $14.00

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    In the spring of 2007, a brilliant computer programmer named Hans Reiser stands accused of murdering his estranged wife, Nina. Despite a mountain of circumstantial evidence against him, he proclaims his innocence. The case takes a twist when Nina’s former lover, and Hans’s former best friend, Sean Sturgeon, confesses to eight unrelated murders that no one has ever heard of. Learn More
  17. Tarnished

    Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost

    $14.95

    Our experiences shape us. Certain moments leave us drastically changed. Learn More
  18. Stealing History

    Stealing History

    $17.95

    In the tradition of essayists like Montaigne and Emerson, Gerald Stern reflects with wit, pathos, rage, and tenderness, on 85 years of life. Learn More
  19. sister of the road

    Sister Of The Road: The Autobiorgraphy Of Boxcar Bertha

    $15.00

    The frank, uncensored story of a wandering woman of the underworld. Learn More
  20. Silver Screen Fiend (paperback)

    Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

    $15.00

    New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Learn More
  21. The Silence Of Our Friends

    Silence of Our Friends

    $16.99

    As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground. Learn More
  22. Shit Magnet

    Shit Magnet: One Man's Miraculous Ability to Absorb the World's Guilt

    $16.95

    One Man's Miraculous Ability To Absorb The World's Guilt. Learn More
  23. Shattered Silence

    Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter

    $16.99

    Throughout her life, Melissa Jesperson Moore had to hide her true identity. She had pretended that life was perfect after her parents divorced and she was suddenly uprooted from everything familiar and loving. Learn More
  24. Seven Dirty Words

    Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin

    $16.50

    Journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the 1950s to the present in this definitive biography of the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred: George Carlin. Learn More
  25. Secret Life of a Satanist:

    Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey

    $17.95

    The Secret Life of a Satanist steps behind the curtain with the founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan. Learn More

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