REAL LIFE

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Screw Everyone

    Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy

    $16.00

    Screw Everyone is comedian Ophira Eisenberg’s wisecracking account of how she spent most of her life saying “yes” to everything—and everyone—and how that attitude ultimately helped her overcome her phobia of commitment. Learn More
  5. Sayonara, Mr. Fatty!

    Sayonara, Mr. Fatty!

    $14.95

    In this uplifting memoir, famous Japanese pop culture “King of the Geeks” Toshio Okada tells of the diet and lifestyle changes he made in his fight against obesity, and how his public perception dramatically improved as a result of his healthier appearance. Learn More
  6. Sade

    Sade

    $12.00

    Originally released in 1992, Jonathan Bowden's erudite study of the life and times of the Marquis de Sade is at once work of fevered imagination and a highly original contribution to extant Sade scholarship. Learn More
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    Running With Scissors

    $14.00

    The true story of a boy raised by his strange psychiatrist. Learn More
  8. Roughneck

    Roughneck

    $15.00

    By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations. Learn More
  9. Robot Hearts

    Robot Hearts: True And Twisted Tales of Seeking Love in the Digital Age

    $14.95

    Love and technology have tied the proverbial knot, for better and for worse. Human interaction has gone hi-tech — it’s now both more immediate and global. Learn More
  10. Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    $15.95

    With the release of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives in 1998,journalist Monica Maristain discovered a writer “capable of befriending his readers.” Learn More
  11. Rob Delaney (softcover)
  12. Riding in Cars with Boys

    Riding In Cars With Boys: Confessions Of A Bad Girl Who Makes Good

    $15.00

    Denied college, Bev Donofrio lost interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking and smoking, and rebelling against authority. Learn More
  13. The Revenant

    Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

    $16.00

    A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass Learn More
  14. Record Store Of The Mind

    Record Store of the Mind

    $13.95

    Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Part memoir, part “music criticism”, the author ruminates over unsung musical heroes, reflects on thirty years of toil and fandom in the music business, and shamelessly lists some of the LPs in his record collection. Learn More
  15. The Reason I Jump (paperback)

    Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    $15.00

    You've never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Learn More
  16. Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview: And other Conversations

    Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview: And other Conversations

    $15.95

    Ray Bradbury was long the most influential sci-fi writer in the world, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man Learn More
  17. Rat Girl

    Rat Girl: A Memoir

    $15.00

    The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned. Learn More
  18. Punk Elegies

    Punk Elegies: True Tales of Death Trip Kids, Wrongful Sex, and Trial by Angel Dust

    $17.95

    Punk Elegies arrives like a chemically unstable mixture of Richard Yates and Damon Runyon. Learn More
  19. Prisoner Of X

    Prisoner Of X: 20 Years In The Hole At Hustler Magazine

    $16.95

    Prisoner of X is a savagely funny odyssey through the bizarro world of Larry Flynt's cracker-rich, X-rated empire. Learn More
  20. Poseur

    Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s

    $15.99

    Marc Spitz assumed that if he lived like his literary and rock ’n’ roll heroes, he would become a great artist, too. He conveniently overlooked the fact that many of them died young, broke, and miserable. Learn More
  21. Porn King

    Porn King: The Autobiography Of John C. Holmes

    $19.95

    In the world of adult cinema, one name stands out above all others: John Holmes. Learn More
  22. Population: 485

    Population: 485 - Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time

    $13.99

    Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin, where the local vigilante is a farmer's wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are haunted by the ghosts of children and farmers. Learn More
  23. Pimp: The Story Of My Life

    Pimp: The Story Of My Life

    $14.99

    As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. Learn More
  24. Philip K. Dick: the Last Interview

    Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    $15.95

    An electric collection of interviews—including the first and the last—with one of the 20th century's most prolific, influential, and dazzlingly original writers of science fiction Learn More
  25. Paris Fance

    Paris France

    $15.95

    Matched only by Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Paris France is a "fresh and sagacious" (The New Yorker) classic of prewar France and its unforgettable literary eminences. Learn More

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