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  1. Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller

    Edgewise: A Picture Of Cookie Mueller

    $24.95

    Cookie Mueller (1949–1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. Learn More
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    Eyeing The Flash

    $23.00

    The Education of a Carnival Con Artist Learn More
  3. From Animal House to Our House

    From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story

    $24.95

    Ten years ago, Ron and his then-girlfriend, Jill, did the impossible. They bought condemned property -- a big Baltimore Victorian brownstone ­ and vowed to bring it back to its original glory. Learn More
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    Ghosty Men: An Urban Historical

    $22.00

    The Strange But True Story Of The Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders. Learn More
  5. Give Me Everything You Have

    Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked

    $25.00

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    A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author’s strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled “verbal terrorist,” who began trying, in her words, to “ruin him.” Learn More
  6. Gnarr!

    Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World

    $23.95

    In the epicenter of the world financial crisis, a comedian launched a joke campaign that didn’t seem so funny to the country’s leading politicians . . . Learn More
  7. Going Into The City

    Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man

    $27.99

    One of our great essayists and journalists—the Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau—takes us on a heady tour through his life and times in this vividly atmospheric and visceral memoir that is both a love letter to a New York long past and a tribute to the transformative power of art. Learn More
  8. Growgirl

    Growgirl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot

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    The star of the international cult sensation The Blair Witch Project shares the high points of living on a marijuana farm post- Hollywood. Learn More
  9. How to Piss in Public

    How to Piss in Public: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood

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    Though technically a memoir, this is more a compendium of hair-whitening bar stories that punch you in the throat until your eyes explode. Learn More
  10. I Am Malala

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

    $26.00

    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

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