REAL LIFE

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. When Skateboards Will Be Free

    When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir

    $15.00

    With a profound gift for capturing the absurd in life, and a deadpan wisdom that comes from surviving a surreal childhood in the Socialist Workers Party, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh has crafted an unsentimental, funny, heartbreaking memoir. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. Waging Heavy Peace (trade paperback)

    Waging Heavy Peace

    $18.00

    For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. Learn More
  7. The Voice Is All

    Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac

    $18.00

    A groundbreaking new biography of Jack Kerouac from the author of the award-winning memoir Minor Characters. Learn More
  8. Valencia

    Valencia

    $16.00

    Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District. Learn More
  9. Uncle Tungsten
  10. Twelve Years a Slave

    Twelve Years A Slave

    $16.00

    Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. Learn More

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