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  1. Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    $14.00

    Prepare yourself for a journey through the world of Patton Oswalt, one of the most creative, insightful, and hysterical voices on the entertain­ment scene today. Learn More
  2. Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me

    Your Vigor For Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977

    $19.99

    Spanning the most formative era of his life, from the painful years of adolescence to the fame and fortune of early adulthood, this collection of personal correspondences with two near-lifelong friends sheds light on the artistic development, bitter struggle, and ultimate triumph of the world’s greatest living cartoonist. Learn More
  3. You Can't Win (Feral House Edition)

    You Can't Win (Feral House Edition)

    $17.95

    A legendary book, bestseller in 1926, and hovering at the edge of our memory since; the favorite book of William Burroughs. Learn More
  4. You Can't Win

    You Can't Win

    $16.00

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    A legendary book, bestseller in 1926, and hovering at the edge of our memory since; the favorite book of William Burroughs. Learn More
  5. You Can't Make This Stuff Up

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

    $16.00

    From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Learn More
  6. You Better Not Cry

    You Better Not Cry: Stories

    $14.00

    You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas... but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot stuffed Santa? Learn More
  7. "Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    Yellow Kid Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    $18.00

    Bilked bankers, grifted gamblers, and swindled spinsters. Welcome to the world of confidence men. Learn More
  8. Woolgathering

    Woolgathering

    $18.95

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    The National Book Award–winner Patti Smith presents a treasure box of a childhood memoir about “clear unspeakable joy” and “just the wish to know.” Learn More
  9. Woman Warrior
  10. Wishful Drinking

    Wishful Drinking

    $13.99

    Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. Learn More
  11. William S. Burroughs vs. The Qur'an

    William S. Burroughs vs. The Qur'an

    $15.95

    When Michael Muhammad Knight sets out to write the definitive biography of his “Anarcho-Sufi” hero and mentor, writer Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey), he makes a startling discovery that changes everything. Learn More
  12. Wild (tpb)

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    $15.95

    A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. Learn More
  13. White Out

    White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin

    $14.95

    An In-Depth Look into the Life and Mind of a Heroin Addict. Learn More
  14. White Matter

    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine

    $18.95

    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine is the story of a Bostonian close-knit Jewish working-class family of five sisters and one brother and the impact they and their next generation endured due to the popularization of lobotomy during the 20th century. Learn More
  15. Where The Bird Sings Best (paperback)

    Where the Bird Sings Best

    $19.99

    The magnum opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky—director of The Holy Mountain, star of Jodorowsky’s Dune, spiritual guru behind Psychomagic and The Way of Tarot, innovator behind classic comics The Incal and Metabarons, and legend of Latin American literature. Learn More
  16. When the Sick Rule the World

    When the Sick Rule the World

    $17.95

    A moving meld of essay, memoir, and story, When the Sick Rule the World collects Dodie Bellamy's new and recent lyric prose. Learn More
  17. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir

    $14.00

    In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. Learn More
  18. Wear Your Dreams (paperback)

    Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos

    $15.99

    The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand Learn More
  19. Waging Heavy Peace (trade paperback)

    Waging Heavy Peace

    $18.00

    For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. Learn More
  20. The Voice Is All

    Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac

    $18.00

    A groundbreaking new biography of Jack Kerouac from the author of the award-winning memoir Minor Characters. Learn More
  21. Vampira

    Vampira: Dark Goddess Of Horror

    $16.95

    The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. Learn More
  22. Valencia

    Valencia

    $16.00

    Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District. Learn More
  23. UnSlut

    UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir

    $14.99

    When Emily Lindin was eleven years old, she was branded a “slut” by the rest of her classmates. Learn More
  24. Uncle Tungsten
  25. Twisted

    Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles

    $15.00

    In Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, professor and author Bert Ashe delivers a witty, fascinating, and unprecedented account of black male identity as seen through our culture's perceptions of hair. Learn More

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