REAL LIFE

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  1. The Book of Drugs: A Memoir

    Book of Drugs: A Memoir

    $16.00

    Mike Doughty first came to prominence as the leader of the band Soul Coughing then did an abrupt sonic left turn, much to the surprise of his audience, transforming into a solo performer of stark, dusky, but strangely hopeful tunes. Learn More
  2. Booky Wook 2

    Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal

    $14.99

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bookstore . . . Booky Wook 2! Learn More
  3. Born Standing Up

    Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    $15.00

    In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Learn More
  4. Bossypants (trade paperback)

    Bossypants

    $15.99

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. Learn More
  5. Box Girl

    Box Girl: My Part Time Job as an Art Installation

    $15.95

    When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a “slash” to keep her head above water—a writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl. Learn More
  6. Butterfly in the Typewriter (paperback)

    Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces

    $16.99

    The saga of John Kennedy Toole is one of the greatest stories of American literary history. Learn More
  7. Chelsea Whistle

    Chelsea Whistle: A Memoir

    $15.95

    In this gritty, confessional memoir, Michelle Tea takes the reader back to the city of her childhood. Learn More
  8. Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man For Rent

    Chicken: Self-Portrait Of A Young Man For Rent

    $15.95

    Here is a story like no other: The unforgettable chronicle of a season spent walking the razor-sharp line between painful innocence and the allure of the abyss. Learn More
  9. Child Of Baltimore

    Child of Baltimore

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    What would you do if your every move was controlled by your parents? What if you were denied the company of friends or any contact with your immediate family? What if you were raised to believe that your sole purpose in life was to become a religious pioneer? What if your mother and brother were arrested and charged with the brutal beating death of your father? What if your entire life was marked by tragedy after tragedy? What would you do? Learn More
  10. Citizen Keane

    Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind The Big Eyes

    $18.95

    Teary, big-eyed orphans and a multitude of trashy knockoffs epitomized American kitsch art as they clogged thrift stores for decades. Learn More

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