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  1. The Pornographer's Daughter

    Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat


    More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain as controversial as ever. Learn More
  2. Porn King

    Porn King: The Autobiography Of John C. Holmes


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

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


    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
  4. Planetwalker

    Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.


    When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Learn More
  5. Pink Triangle

    Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Famous Members of Their Entourages


    One hot summer night in 1945, three young American writers, each an enfant terrible, came together in a stuffy Manhattan apartment for the first time. Each member of this pink triangle was on the dawn of world fame—Tennessee Williams for A Streetcar Named Desire; Gore Vidal for his notorious homosexual novel, The City and the Pillar; and Truman Capote for Other Voices, Other Rooms, a book that had been marketed with a photograph depicting Capote as a underaged sex object that caused as much controversy as the prose inside. Learn More
  6. Pimp: The Story Of My Life

    Pimp: The Story Of My Life


    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
  7. Permanent Midnight

    Permanent Midnight: A Memoir


    Jerry Stahl's seminal memoir of drug addiction and a career in Hollywood, Permanent Midnight is a classic along the lines of Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn. Learn More
  8. Paris Fance

    Paris France


    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
  9. Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage


    A self-portrait by an American genius. Learn More
  10. Out of the Night

    Out of the Night: The Memoir of Richard Julius Herman Krebs alias Jan Valtin


    A bestseller in 1941, selected by the Book of the Month Club for a special edition and described by Book of the Month Club News as: “. . . full of sensational revelations and interspersed with episodes of daring, of desperate conflict, of torture, and of ruthless conspiracy . . . It is, first of all, an autobiography the like of which has seldom been.” Learn More
  11. Other Wes Moore

    Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates


    Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Learn More
  12. Orange Is the New Black

    Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison


    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Learn More
  13. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition)

    On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition)


    “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Learn More
  14. On The Move

    On The Move: A Life


    When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” Learn More
  15. Observed While Falling

    Observed While Falling: Bill Burroughs, Ah Pook, and Me


    Observed While Falling is an account of the personal and creative interaction that defined the collaboration between the writer William S. Burroughs and the artist Malcolm McNeill on the graphic novel Ah Pook Is Here. Learn More
  16. Notorious RBG

    Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. Learn More
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    File under dissociative identity disorder, child prostitution, addiction, violence, anorexia, Casey Anthony, apocalypse, redemption, art, love, happiness, and NOT forgiveness. Learn More
  18. No House To Call My Home

    No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions


    In this lyrical debut, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. Learn More
  19. Nine Years Under (paperback)

    Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home


    Six Feet Under meets The Wire in a dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming-of-age in a black funeral home in Baltimore Learn More
  20. The Night Of The Gun

    Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates The Darkest Story Of His Life. His Own.


    From David Carr (1956–2015), the “undeniably brilliant and dogged journalist” (Entertainment Weekly) and author of the instant New York Times bestseller that the Chicago Sun-Times called “a compelling tale of drug abuse, despair, and, finally, hope.” Learn More
  21. Neverland

    Neverland: J. M. Barrie, The Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan


    The untold story behind Peter Pan: The shocking account of J. M. Barrie's abuse and exploitation of the du Maurier family. Learn More
  22. Nerd Do Well (paperback)

    Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid


    The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek. Learn More
  23. Negroland

    Negroland: A Memoir


    At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac—here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author’s rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Learn More
  24. My People Are Rising

    My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain


    In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Learn More
  25. My Mistake

    My Mistake


    A wry, witty, often tender memoir by a former New Yorker editor, magazine writer, and book publisher who offers great tales of a life in words. Learn More

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