REAL LIFE

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  1. Learning To Live Finally

    Learning To Live Finally: The Last Interview

    $15.95

    With death looming, Jacques Derrida, the world's most famous philosopher, sat down with Jean Birnbaum of the French daily Le Monde. Learn More
  2. Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview

    Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    $15.95

    One of the great American iconoclasts holds forth on politics, war, books and writers, and his personal life in a series of conversations, including his last published interview. Learn More
  3. Just Kids (trade paperback)

    Just Kids

    $16.00

    In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. Learn More
  4. Junk Drunk

    Junk Drunk

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    "I would dive into a dumpster for this book any day." Essays and anecdotes about the life of an antique dealer. Learn More
  5. The Journals of Spalding Gray (paperback)

    Journals of Spalding Gray

    $16.00

    Riveting, funny, heartbreaking, at once raw and lyrical: these journals reveal the complexity of the actor/writer who invented the autobiographical monologue and perfected the form in such celebrated works as Swimming to Cambodia. Learn More
  6. Joseph Anton: A Memoir (tpb)

    Joseph Anton: A Memoir

    $18.00

    On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran." Learn More
  7. Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview

    Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    $15.95

    Days before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That interview is translated for the first time here, giving English-language readers a new insight into his life, loves, and thoughts about his work and country at the end of his life. Learn More
  8. James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations

    James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations

    $15.95

    Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin. Learn More
  9. The Island of the Colorblind

    Island Of The Colorblind

    $15.95

    Part travelogue, part autobiography, part medical mystery story. Learn More
  10. Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

    $15.95

    A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. Learn More
  11. Into The Wild

    Into the Wild

    $14.99

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Learn More
  12. Infinity Net

    Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

    $19.95

    Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is one of the most talked-about artists working today. Learn More
  13. In Me Own Words

    In Me Own Words: The Autobiography Of Bigfoot

    $12.95

    Life ain't easy when you're a bigfoot. Learn More
  14.  If Only You People Could Follow Directions: A Memoir

    If Only You People Could Follow Directions: A Memoir

    $15.95

    If Only You People Could Follow Directions is a spellbinding debut that reimagines the memoir in Jessica Hendry Nelson’s thoroughly original voice. Learn More
  15. I'm With Fatty

    I'm With Fatty: Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks

    $15.00

    For most people, weight loss is spurred by a pair of tight pants or a photo that shows one too many chins. But Edward Ugel isn’t most people. Ugel was forced to lose weight after his wife recorded him snoring—a sound so deafeningly horrible that his “turncoat” doctor made him wear a CPAP machine to sleep every night. Learn More
  16. I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out

    I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse

    $15.95

    This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses, who provide the first vital line of patient care. Learn More
  17. I Was A Teenage Dominatrix

    I Was A Teenage Dominatrix: A Memoir

    $14.95

    Ride shotgun with Shawna Kenney as she transforms herself from young, broke, and miserable to an educated, confident woman after answering one newspaper ad: "Get Paid for Being a Bitch." Learn More
  18. I Have Fun Everywhere I Go

    I Have Fun Everywhere I Go

    $15.00

    Savage Tales Of Pot, Porn, Punk Rock, Pro Wrestling, Talking Apes, Evil Bosses, Dirty Blues, American Heroes, And The Most Notorious Magazines In The World. Learn More
  19. I Await The Devil's Coming

    I Await the Devil's Coming

    $16.00

    Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten. Learn More
  20. I Am Malala (paperback)

    I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

    $16.00

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. Learn More
  21. Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left (tpb)

    Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left

    $18.95

    Howard Zinn was perhaps the best-known and most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history in the twentieth century, renowned as a bestselling author, a political activist, a lecturer, and one of America’s most recognizable and admired progressive voices. Learn More
  22. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star

    How To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

    $16.99

    In the underbelly of Las Vegas, a cesspool of warring biker gangs and seedy strip clubs transformed the gawky, brace-faced Jenna Massoli into the bombshell Jenna Jameson. Learn More
  23. How to Grow Up: A Memoir

    How to Grow Up: A Memoir

    $16.00

    A gutsy, wise memoir-in-essays from a writer praised as “impossible to put down” (People) Learn More
  24. How to Be Black (paperback)

    How to Be Black

    $14.99

    If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist. Learn More
  25. Hitch-22 (trade paperback)

    Hitch-22: A Memoir

    $14.99

    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. Learn More

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