REAL LIFE

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  1. 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
  2. My 1992 Diary

    My 1992 Diary

    $14.95

    Ready to revisit the early ’90s—that golden era of big bangs, Bubble Tape, and doing the Bartman? Meet your tour guide: Dawn Luebbe, an 11-year-old Nebraskan obsessed with 90210 and writing Kurt Cobain–inspired poetry. Learn More
  3. My Age Of Anxiety

    My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

    $16.95

    Drawing on his own longstanding battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel presents a moving and revelatory account of a condition that affects some 40 million Americans. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. My Inventions and Other Writings

    My Inventions and Other Writings

    $15.00

    The fascinating autobiography of the legendary inventor behind the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and much more. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. My People Are Rising

    My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain

    $17.95

    In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Nerd Do Well (paperback)

    Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid

    $18.00

    The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek. Learn More
  11. Neverland

    Neverland: J. M. Barrie, The Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan

    $15.95

    The untold story behind Peter Pan: The shocking account of J. M. Barrie's abuse and exploitation of the du Maurier family. Learn More
  12. The Night Of The Gun

    Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates The Darkest Story Of His Life. His Own.

    $17.00

    From David Carr (1956–2015), the “undeniably brilliant and dogged journalist” (Entertainment Weekly) and author of the instant New York Times bestseller that the Chicago Sun-Times called “a compelling tale of drug abuse, despair, and, finally, hope.” Learn More
  13. Nine Years Under (paperback)

    Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home

    $17.00

    Six Feet Under meets The Wire in a dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming-of-age in a black funeral home in Baltimore Learn More
  14. No Baggage

    No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering

    $25.00

    One Dress, Three Weeks, Eight Countries—Zero Baggage. Learn More
  15. 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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    File under dissociative identity disorder, child prostitution, addiction, violence, anorexia, Casey Anthony, apocalypse, redemption, art, love, happiness, and NOT forgiveness. Learn More
  17. Nora Ephron: The Last Interview

    Nora Ephron: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    $15.95

    For fans of When Harry Met Sally and readers of I Feel Bad About My Neck (which is to say, almost everyone!) comes an indispensible collection of wit and wisdom from the late, great Nora Ephron Learn More
  18. Notorious RBG

    Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    $19.99

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. On The Move (paperback)

    On The Move: A Life

    $16.95

    When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” Learn More
  21. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition)

    On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (10th Anniversary Edition)

    $16.00

    “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Learn More
  22. One Child For Another

    One Child For Another: A Memoir

    $15.00

    One Child for Another is the story of how one child found the strength and courage to protect another from a difficult set of circumstances and somehow managed to rescue herself in the process. Learn More
  23. Orange Is the New Black

    Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

    $16.00

    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Learn More
  24. Other Wes Moore

    Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

    $16.00

    Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Learn More
  25. 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

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