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  1. Gnarr! (softcover)

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

    $16.95

    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
  2. God, Forgive These Bastards

    God, Forgive These Bastards: Stories from the Forgotten Life of Georgia Tech Pitcher Henry Turner

    $7.95

    Not only is this a companion book to the jazz punk album of the same name by The Taxpayers, this is a remembrance of a life filled with contradictions—cowardice and bravery, falsehoods and candidness, glory and failure—told from the perspective of Henry Turner, a baseball hero turned psyche ward street minstrel. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. Gonzo

    Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson

    $16.00

    Hailed everywhere as a brilliant biography, GONZO is a startling portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, the genius who spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--and revolutionized the art of writing. Learn More
  5. Grace: A Memoir

    Grace: A Memoir

    $35.00

    Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Learn More
  6. Gratitude

    Gratitude

    $17.00

    No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. Learn More
  7. Gun, Needle, Spoon

    Gun Needle Spoon

    $14.95

    This memoir follows a punk rock pioneer on his slide into drug abuse and life as an armed robber, all the way through life in recovery and what it's like to look back on those times, knowing all the while that he is still under the threat of three strikes, a twenty-five-to-life prison sentence waiting. Learn More
  8. H Is For Hawk (paperback)

    H Is For Hawk

    $16.00

    When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Learn More
  9. Half a Life (trade paperback)

    Half a Life: A Memoir

    $13.00

    “Half my life ago, I killed a girl.”

    So begins Darin Strauss’ Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father’s Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. Learn More
  10. Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    $15.95

    "There are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise." —Hannah Arendt Learn More
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  12. Harley Loco

    Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

    $16.00

    When Rayya Elias was seven, her family fled their native Syria to settle in Detroit. Bullied in school and rebelling against her traditional home-life, Rayya turned her sights to fashion and music. She became a hairdresser and started a band that played the club scene in the early 1980s before she moved to New York at age twenty-three to further her musical career. Learn More
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    Harmful To Minors

    $16.95

    The Perils Of Protecting Children From Sex. Learn More
  14. Harvey Kurtzman

    Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America

    $34.99

    Harvey Kurtzman created MAD, and MAD revolutionized humor in America. Learn More
  15. Herbert Huncke

    Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac And The Beat Generation

    $17.95

    Muse and mentor to Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac—who said of him, “Huncke is the greatest storyteller I know, an absolute genius at it”— Herbert Huncke steps out of the shadow of his more famous peers in this absorbing and tender biography by Hilary Holladay. Learn More
  16. Hidden Cities

    Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises - A Memoir of Urban Exploration

    $16.95

    In this fascinating glimpse into the world of urban exploration, Moses Gates describes his trespasses in some of the most illustrious cities in the world from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Learn More
  17. High Holiday Porn

    High Holiday Porn: A Memoir

    $25.99

    Eytan Bayme went to Jewish day school and Jewish camp. He lived across the street from a synagogue in the Bronx, which he attended weekly, and ate strictly kosher food for most of his childhood. Learn More
  18. Hitch-22 (trade paperback)

    Hitch-22: A Memoir

    $14.99

    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. Learn More
  19. Hold Still (paperback)

    Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

    $18.99

    A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. Learn More
  20. How to Be Black (paperback)

    How to Be Black

    $14.99

    If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist. Learn More
  21. How to Grow Up: A Memoir

    How to Grow Up: A Memoir

    $16.00

    A gutsy, wise memoir-in-essays from a writer praised as “impossible to put down” (People) Learn More
  22. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star

    How To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

    $16.99

    In the underbelly of Las Vegas, a cesspool of warring biker gangs and seedy strip clubs transformed the gawky, brace-faced Jenna Massoli into the bombshell Jenna Jameson. Learn More
  23. How to Piss in Public

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

    $24.00

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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
  24. Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left (tpb)

    Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left

    $18.95

    Howard Zinn was perhaps the best-known and most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history in the twentieth century, renowned as a bestselling author, a political activist, a lecturer, and one of America’s most recognizable and admired progressive voices. Learn More
  25. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    $25.99

    NOT YET AVAILABLE. This title is currently scheduled to be released on June 14, 2016. Note: release dates and prices are subject to change. Learn More

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