REAL LIFE

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  1. Another Bullshit Night In Suck City

    Another Bullshit Night In Suck City: A Memoir

    $14.95

    Nick Flynn met his father when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. Learn More
  2. Apathy for the Devil

    Apathy for the Devil: A Seventies Memoir

    $17.95

    Chronicling Nick Kent’s up-close , personal, often harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, among scores of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the beautiful and the damned of this turbulent decade. Learn More
  3. An Appetite For Wonder (softcover)

    Appetite For Wonder: The Making Of A Scientist

    $15.99

    With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). His first memoir offers a more personal view. Learn More
  4. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    $18.00

    The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, ARGUABLY offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Learn More
  5. Autobiography of Malcolm X

    Autobiography of Malcolm X (trade paperback)

    $15.00

    If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. Learn More
  6. Bad Boy

    Bad Boy

    $15.00

    From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did. And during a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law as often as the right, and a grandfather who knew the bad parts of town like the back of his hand, young Jim learned sin better than any writer had before. Learn More
  7. BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr

    BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr

    $16.00

    "When I was nine years old I burned down my school." —from the text. Learn More
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    Ballad Of The Whiskey Robber

    $13.99

    A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, And Broken Hearts Learn More
  9. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (trade paperback)

    Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

    $16.00

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    An awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother's exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of raising her children the Chinese way. Learn More
  10. Beggars Of Life

    Beggars Of Life: A Hobo Autobiography

    $15.00

    A bestseller in 1924, this vivid piece of outlaw history has inexplicably faded from the public consciousness. Jim Tully takes us across the seamy underbelly of pre-WWI America on freight trains, and inside hobo jungles and brothels while narrowly averting railroad bulls (cops) and wardens of order. Learn More

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