REAL LIFE

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  1. Forced Entries

    Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973

    $15.00

    The illuminating, shocking, humorous diary that tells all about the sex, the frugs and the atmosphere of New York in the late '60s and early '70s. Learn More
  2. Generation Rx

    Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death and America's Opiate Crisis

    $16.95

    What had happened to my baby brother? How did a tiny little pill shatter our family? When did we first begin losing Pat? Learn More
  3. Giovanni's Room

    Giovanni's Room

    $14.00

    Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. Learn More
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    Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy

    $17.95

    In January 2006, The New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. Learn More
  5. Goddess of the Market

    Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right

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    Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the conservative movement from its earliest days. Learn More
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson

    $16.00

    Hailed everywhere as a brilliant biography, GONZO is a startling portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, the genius who spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas--and revolutionized the art of writing. Learn More
  7. Half a Life (trade paperback)

    Half a Life: A Memoir

    $13.00

    “Half my life ago, I killed a girl.”

    So begins Darin Strauss’ Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father’s Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. Learn More
  8. Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

    $15.95

    "There are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise." —Hannah Arendt Learn More
  9. Hardcore Zen

    Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies And The Truth About Reality

    $14.95

    Question authority. Question society. Question reality. Question yourself. Question your conclusions, your judgments, your answers. Question this. Learn More
  10. Harley Loco

    Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

    $16.00

    When Rayya Elias was seven, her family fled their native Syria to settle in Detroit. Bullied in school and rebelling against her traditional home-life, Rayya turned her sights to fashion and music. She became a hairdresser and started a band that played the club scene in the early 1980s before she moved to New York at age twenty-three to further her musical career. Learn More

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