REAL LIFE

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  1. Biographical Novel: Che Guevara

    Biographical Novel: Che Guevara

    $14.95

    Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, the legendary Argentinian revolutionary, was at the forefront of the Cuban revolution, tearing down the power of a corrupt government and investing it in the hands of the people. Learn More
  2. Blue Nights (trade paperback)

    Blue Nights

    $15.00

    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Learn More
  3. Blue Plate Special

    Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites

    $26.95

    From acclaimed novelist Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special is a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Bossypants (mmpb)

    Bossypants (mmpb)

    $8.99

    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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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