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  1. Is That Kafka?

    Is that Kafka?: 99 Finds

    $27.95

    Out of the massive research for an authoritative 1,500-page biography emerges this wunderkammer of 99 delightfully odd facts about Kafka Learn More
  2. Jubilee Hitchhiker

    Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan

    $29.95

    Confident and robust, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an comprehensive biography of late novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, author of Troutfishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur, among many others. Learn More
  3. Lives We Carry with Us

    Lives We Carry with Us: Profiles of Moral Courage

    $24.95

    A dozen brilliant portraits by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Andrew Greeley described as a “social scientist, humanist, political activist, psychiatrist, minstrel, wandering storytelling, mystic, wise man, poet dissenter". Learn More
  4. Love and Struggle

    Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond

    $22.00

    Written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost 30 years, this enlightening memoir chronicles the militant career of David Gilbert, a radical activist whose incarceration is due to his involvement in the 1981 Brinks robbery, an attempted expropriation that resulted in four deaths. Learn More
  5. M Train

    M Train

    $25.00

    From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. Learn More
  6. Miracles Of Life

    Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, An Autobiography

    $25.95

    A final statement from the greatest clairvoyant of twentieth-century literature. Learn More
  7. Morgue: A Life In Death

    Morgue: A Life in Death

    $26.99

    Forensic science is booming. TV dramas, books and movies have made morgues cool. Complex technology and intricate research can take curdled blood, bone shards, and flakes of skin and turn them into justice. And Vincent Di Maio, MD, son of a famous New York City medical examiner, is one of the lions of forensic science in his own right. Learn More
  8. Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir

    Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir

    $25.00

    An extraordinarily moving memoir from an iconoclastic new talent—an artist, cook, and illustrator whose adventures at home and abroad reveal the importance of living life with your eyes wide open. Learn More
  9. My Father, The Pornographer

    My Father The Pornographer: A Memoir

    $26.00

    When Andrew Offutt died, his son, Chris, inherited a desk, a rifle, and eighteen hundred pounds of pornographic fiction. Learn More
  10. My Mistake

    My Mistake

    $25.00

    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
  11. Native

    Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

    $24.00

    Sayed Kashua has been praised by the New York Times as “a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society.” Learn More
  12. Negroland

    Negroland: A Memoir

    $25.00

    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
  13. No Baggage

    No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering

    $25.00

    One Dress, Three Weeks, Eight Countries—Zero Baggage. Learn More
  14. No House To Call My Home

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

    $25.99

    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
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    $20.00

    File under dissociative identity disorder, child prostitution, addiction, violence, anorexia, Casey Anthony, apocalypse, redemption, art, love, happiness, and NOT forgiveness. Learn More
  16. Observed While Falling

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

    $29.99

    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
  17. Out of the Night

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

    $24.95

    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
  18. Permanent Midnight

    Permanent Midnight: A Memoir

    $24.95

    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
  19. Pink Triangle

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

    $24.95

    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
  20. 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
  21. Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    $26.00

    Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." They received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Revolution

    Revolution

    $26.00

    We all know the system isn’t working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there’s nothing we can do: “It’s just the way things are.” Learn More
  25. 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

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