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Whipping Boy

by Allen Kurzweil

The true account of one man's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully

Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles Allen Kurzweil's search for his twelve-year-old nemesis,...


The Man Who Couldn't Stop

by David Adam

An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your...


Death on the Fourth of July

by David Neiwert

On July 4, 2000, three young Asian American men visiting the small town of Ocean Shores, Washington, were attacked by a group of skinheads in the parking lot of a Texaco station. Threats and slurs gave way to...


My Misspent Youth

by Meghan Daum

My Misspent Youth is an incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic, from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed and the author of The Unspeakable

An essayist...


Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey

by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

How does one cope with overwhelming grief?

Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation...


The Year of Reading Dangerously

by Andy Miller

A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.

Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family...


Selected Letters of Norman Mailer

by Norman Mailer & J. Michael Lennon

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time

 

Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than...


Her Brilliant Career

by Rachel Cooke

In Her Brilliant Career, acclaimed journalist Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s—pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private...


Cities of Empire

by Tristram Hunt

An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake

At its peak, the British Empire was an urban...


Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

by Viv Albertine

“Ms. Albertine’s book is wiry and cogent and fearless.… Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Forget Katniss And Tris...


The Unspeakable

by Meghan Daum

“Daum is her generation's Joan Didion.” —Nylon

Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal...


Prozac Nation

by Elizabeth Wurtzel

In Prozac Nation, Wurtzel describes her harrowing battle with clinical depression before she was finally treated with Prozac. In a society plagued by divorce, economic instability, and AIDS, Wurtzel depicts...


There Was and There Was Not

by Meline Toumani

A young Armenian-American goes to Turkey in a “love thine enemy” experiment that becomes a transformative reflection on how we use—and abuse—our personal histories

Meline Toumani grew up in a close-knit...


No Man's Land

by Elizabeth D. Samet

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West...


The Dirty Version

by Buddha Monk & Mickey Hess

On the tenth anniversary of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s death, his right-hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk, presents The Dirty Version—the first biography of the hip-hop superstar and founding member of the...


The Secret History of Wonder Woman

by Jill Lepore

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism...


Yes Please

by Amy Poehler

In a perfect world . . .

We'd get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods. Because in a perfect world, we'd all...


Village of Secrets

by Caroline Moorehead

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the fascinating story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II.

High up in the mountains...


The Unsubstantial Air

by Samuel Hynes

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming...


Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of...