REAL LIFE

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  1. Stealing History

    Stealing History

    $17.95

    In the tradition of essayists like Montaigne and Emerson, Gerald Stern reflects with wit, pathos, rage, and tenderness, on 85 years of life. Learn More
  2. Spent: A Memoir

    Spent: A Memoir

    $24.00

    A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping — which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life — but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. Learn More
  3. Someone Could Get Hurt

    Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood

    $25.00

    A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America. Learn More
  4. So Long, Marianne

    So Long, Marianne: A Love Story

    $24.95

    At 22, Marianne Ihlen travelled to the Greek island of Hydra with writer Axel Jensen. Axel wrote and Marianne kept house, until the day Axel abandoned her and their newborn son for another woman. One day while Marianne is shopping in a little grocery store, in walks a man who asks her to join him and some friends outside at their table. He introduces himself as Leonard Cohen, then a little-known writer. Learn More
  5. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory

    $24.95

    A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession. Learn More
  6. sister of the road

    Sister Of The Road: The Autobiorgraphy Of Boxcar Bertha

    $15.00

    The frank, uncensored story of a wandering woman of the underworld. Learn More
  7. Silver Screen Fiend

    Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

    $25.00

    New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Learn More
  8. The Silence Of Our Friends

    Silence of Our Friends

    $16.99

    As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground. Learn More
  9. Shit Magnet

    Shit Magnet: One Man's Miraculous Ability to Absorb the World's Guilt

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    One Man's Miraculous Ability To Absorb The World's Guilt. Learn More
  10. 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

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