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  1. The Fry Chronicles

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography


    Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge University as a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist, and failed suicide, convinced that any moment he would be sent away. Learn More
  2. The Dark Side of Innocence

    The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar


    "Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky business. But when I was seven, the odds felt insurmountable." Learn More
  3. The Basketball Diaries

    The Basketball Diaries


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

    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas


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

    The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp


    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
  6. The Art of Joe Kubert

    The Art of Joe Kubert


    Joe Kubert is one of the great comic book artists. His career literally traverses the history of comics, beginning in 1938 when he became a professional at age 12, to today as one of the greatest draftsmen working in the field. Learn More
  7. The Adderall Diaries (trade paperback edition)

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


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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
  8. Tarnished

    Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost


    Our experiences shape us. Certain moments leave us drastically changed. Learn More
  9. Tales of Woe

    Tales of Woe


    True stories of totally undeserved suffering. Spectacularly depressing. Nobody gets their just deserts. Crushing defeats. No happy endings. Abject misery. Pointless, endless grief. Learn More
  10. Sun #479

    Sun #479


    Personal. Political. Provocative. Ad-free. Learn More
  11. Street Poison

    Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim


    The first and definitive biography of one of America's bestselling, notorious, and influential writers of the twentieth century: Iceberg Slim, né Robert Beck, author of the multimillion-copy memoir Pimp and such equally popular novels as Trick Baby and Mama Black Widow. Learn More
  12. Stealing History

    Stealing History


    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
  13. Spent: A Memoir

    Spent: A Memoir


    A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping — which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life — but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. Learn More
  14. Someone Could Get Hurt

    Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood


    A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America. Learn More
  15. So Long, Marianne

    So Long, Marianne: A Love Story


    At 22, Marianne Ihlen travelled to the Greek island of Hydra with writer Axel Jensen. Axel wrote and Marianne kept house, until the day Axel abandoned her and their newborn son for another woman. One day while Marianne is shopping in a little grocery store, in walks a man who asks her to join him and some friends outside at their table. He introduces himself as Leonard Cohen, then a little-known writer. Learn More
  16. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory


    A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession. Learn More
  17. Slice Harvester

    Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza


    Over the course of two years, a twenty-something punk rocker eats a cheese slice from every pizzeria in New York City, gets sober, falls in love, and starts a blog that captures headlines around the world—he is the Slice Harvester, and this is his story. Learn More
  18. sister of the road

    Sister Of The Road: The Autobiorgraphy Of Boxcar Bertha


    The frank, uncensored story of a wandering woman of the underworld. Learn More
  19. Silver Screen Fiend

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


    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
  20. The Silence Of Our Friends

    Silence of Our Friends


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

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


    One Man's Miraculous Ability To Absorb The World's Guilt. Learn More
  22. Shell Shocked

    Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.


    If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named in 1999 by BMI as one of the top 50 songs of the 20th century, with over five million radio plays, is only the tip of a rather eye-opening iceberg. Learn More
  23. Shattered Silence

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


    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. Shanty Irish

    Shanty Irish


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    Memories of an Irish-American growing up log-shack poor in small-town Ohio. Learn More
  25. Seven Dirty Words

    Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin


    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

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