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  1. Shell Shocked

    Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

    $24.99

    If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named in 1999 by BMI as one of the top 50 songs of the 20th century, with over five million radio plays, is only the tip of a rather eye-opening iceberg. Learn More
  2. Shanty Irish

    Shanty Irish

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    Memories of an Irish-American growing up log-shack poor in small-town Ohio. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The Reason I Jump

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

    $22.00

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. PS Magazine: The Best Of Preventive Maintenance Monthly

    PS Magazine: The Best Of Preventive Maintenance Monthly

    $21.99

    Will Eisner, best known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking graphic novel A Contract with God, believed in the teaching power of comics, and from 1951 to 1971 he produced PS Magazine for the U.S. Army. Learn More
  10. The Pornographer's Daughter

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

    $24.95

    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

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