REAL LIFE

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  1. Shanty Irish

    Shanty Irish

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    Memories of an Irish-American growing up log-shack poor in small-town Ohio. 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
  7. Sacred Monsters

    Sacred Monsters

    $24.95

    Edmund White is one of our most celebrated novelists. He is also a brilliant journalist and cultural commentator on the arts, contributing to publications as varied The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, the Washington Post, House and Garden, and the New York Review of Books. Learn More
  8. Running With Scissors cover

    Running With Scissors

    $14.00

    The true story of a boy raised by his strange psychiatrist. Learn More
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Robert Plant: A Life

    Robert Plant: A Life

    $28.99

    Robert Plant by Paul Rees is the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman. As lead singer for one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time—whose song "Stairway to Heaven" has been played more times on American radio than any other track—Robert Plant defined what it means to be a rock god. Learn More
  13. Rob Delaney (softcover)
  14. 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
  15. Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War

    Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War

    $24.00

    Rising literary star Deb Olin Unferth offers a new twist on the coming-of-age memoir in this utterly unique and captivating story of the year she ran away from college with her Christian boyfriend and followed him to Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas. Learn More
  16. Revolution

    Revolution

    $26.00

    We all know the system isn’t working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there’s nothing we can do: “It’s just the way things are.” Learn More
  17. The Revenant

    Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

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    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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life

    Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life

    $20.00

    When Raymond Carver died at age fifty, readers lost a distinctive voice in its prime. Carver was, the Times of London said, "the Chekhov of middle America." His influence on a generation of writers and on the short story itself has been widely noted. Not so generally known are how Carver became a writer, how he suffered to achieve his art, and how his troubled and remarkable personality affected those around him. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Purgatory/Paradise

    Purgatory/Paradise CD/Book

    $24.99

    Purgatory/Paradise is a revolutionary fusion of music and text from seminal indie rock band Throwing Muses. Learn More
  24. Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    $26.00

    Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." They received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Learn More
  25. 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

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