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  1. Porn King

    Porn King: The Autobiography Of John C. Holmes


    In the world of adult cinema, one name stands out above all others: John Holmes. Learn More
  2. The Pornographer's Daughter

    Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat


    More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain as controversial as ever. Learn More
  3. Poseur

    Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s


    Marc Spitz assumed that if he lived like his literary and rock ’n’ roll heroes, he would become a great artist, too. He conveniently overlooked the fact that many of them died young, broke, and miserable. Learn More
  4. Prisoner Of X

    Prisoner Of X: 20 Years In The Hole At Hustler Magazine


    Prisoner of X is a savagely funny odyssey through the bizarro world of Larry Flynt's cracker-rich, X-rated empire. Learn More
  5. PS Magazine: The Best Of Preventive Maintenance Monthly

    PS Magazine: The Best Of Preventive Maintenance Monthly


    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
  6. Punk Elegies

    Punk Elegies: True Tales of Death Trip Kids, Wrongful Sex, and Trial by Angel Dust


    Punk Elegies arrives like a chemically unstable mixture of Richard Yates and Damon Runyon. Learn More
  7. Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone


    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
  8. Purgatory/Paradise

    Purgatory/Paradise CD/Book


    Purgatory/Paradise is a revolutionary fusion of music and text from seminal indie rock band Throwing Muses. Learn More
  9. Rat Girl

    Rat Girl: A Memoir


    The founder of a cult rock band shares her outrageous tale of growing up much faster than planned. Learn More
  10. Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview: And other Conversations

    Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview: And other Conversations


    Ray Bradbury was long the most influential sci-fi writer in the world, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man Learn More
  11. Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life

    Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life


    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
  12. The Reason I Jump

    Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism


    You've never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Learn More
  13. Revolution



    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
  14. 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


    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
  15. Riding in Cars with Boys

    Riding In Cars With Boys: Confessions Of A Bad Girl Who Makes Good


    Denied college, Bev Donofrio lost interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking and smoking, and rebelling against authority. Learn More
  16. Rob Delaney (softcover)
  17. Robert Plant: A Life

    Robert Plant: A Life


    Robert Plant by Paul Rees is the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman. As lead singer for one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time—whose song "Stairway to Heaven" has been played more times on American radio than any other track—Robert Plant defined what it means to be a rock god. Learn More
  18. Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations


    With the release of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives in 1998,journalist Monica Maristain discovered a writer “capable of befriending his readers.” Learn More
  19. Robot Hearts

    Robot Hearts: True And Twisted Tales of Seeking Love in the Digital Age


    Love and technology have tied the proverbial knot, for better and for worse. Human interaction has gone hi-tech — it’s now both more immediate and global. Learn More
  20. Roughneck



    By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations. Learn More
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    Running With Scissors


    The true story of a boy raised by his strange psychiatrist. Learn More
  22. Sacred Monsters

    Sacred Monsters


    Edmund White is one of our most celebrated novelists. He is also a brilliant journalist and cultural commentator on the arts, contributing to publications as varied The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, the Washington Post, House and Garden, and the New York Review of Books. Learn More
  23. Sade



    Originally released in 1992, Jonathan Bowden's erudite study of the life and times of the Marquis de Sade is at once work of fevered imagination and a highly original contribution to extant Sade scholarship. Learn More
  24. Sayonara, Mr. Fatty!

    Sayonara, Mr. Fatty!


    In this uplifting memoir, famous Japanese pop culture “King of the Geeks” Toshio Okada tells of the diet and lifestyle changes he made in his fight against obesity, and how his public perception dramatically improved as a result of his healthier appearance. Learn More
  25. Screw Everyone

    Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy


    Screw Everyone is comedian Ophira Eisenberg’s wisecracking account of how she spent most of her life saying “yes” to everything—and everyone—and how that attitude ultimately helped her overcome her phobia of commitment. Learn More

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