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The Wordy ShipmatesSarah Vowell

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In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Assassination Vacation “brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life” (Washington Post). To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means-and … more

The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell
Riverhead , English

29 Jobs and a Million LiesJennifer Topper

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Dark, twisted, and outrageous, 29 Jobs and a Million Lies is not the story of your all-American girl seeking glory and success, but a glimpse at counterculture’s underbelly and attempts to succeed within that world. From demented B-movie, r… more

29 Jobs and a Million Lies
Jennifer Topper
29 Jobs , English

Blood In Your EarsKevin Quigley

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Enter the recorded world of Stephen King, where he not only writes your nightmares, he actually reads them to you, too! BLOOD IN YOUR EARS examines everything Stephen King has given his voice to, from his early DARK TOWER novels and his aud… more

Blood In Your Ears
Kevin Quigley
Cemetery Dance Publications , English

You Must Go and Win: EssaysAlina Simone

In the wickedly bittersweet and hilarious You Must Go and Win, the Ukrainian-born musician Alina Simone traces her bizarre journey through the indie rock world, from disastrous Craigslist auditions with sketchy producers to catching fleas i… more

You Must Go and Win: Essays
Alina Simone
Faber & Faber , English

Assassination VacationSarah Vowell

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New York Times bestselling author of The Word Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-e… more

Assassination Vacation
Sarah Vowell
Simon & Schuster , English

Born on a Mountaintop: On th...Bob Thompson

Combining the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced afterlife, Born on a Mountaintop delves deep into our love for an American icon.   Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legend… more

Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Bob Thompson
Crown , English

The Partly Cloudy PatriotSarah Vowell

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Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell — widely hailed for her inimitable stories on public r… more

The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Sarah Vowell
Simon & Schuster , English

Unfamiliar FishesSarah Vowell

3 ratings

From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the mo… more

Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Riverhead , English

Jewball - Teaser ChapterNeal Pollack

From the bestselling satirist and memoirist Neal Pollack comes a funny, gritty noir portrait of a people on the brink and of a great American game coming into its own. 1937. As the world prepares for war and the Jews of Europe feel the tigh… more

Jewball - Teaser Chapter
Neal Pollack

The Autobiographer's Handboo...

At last—the contemporary masters of memoir have come together to reveal their strategies and impart their advice. This book contains an unprecedented wealth of knowledge in one place.In The Autobiographers Handbook, you’re invited to a roun… more

The Autobiographer’s Handbook: The 826 National Guide to Writing Your Memoir
Holt Paperbacks , English

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2...Mickey Hart

Now in its landmark fifth year, Da Capo Best Music Writing has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of mu… more

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004: The Year’s Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More
Mickey Hart
Da Capo Press , English

Children Playing Before a St...David Sedaris

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A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O’Connor to Tobias Wolff.

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
David Sedaris
Simon & Schuster , English

100 Words to Make You Sound GreatEditors of the American Heri...

100 Words to Make You Sound Great showcases 100 words illustrated by quotations that are historic, moving, insightful, humorous, and fun to read. The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries have carefully selected them as evidence tha… more

100 Words to Make You Sound Great
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , English

Best Music Writing 2008 (Da ...Daphne Carr

Best music writing is the definitive guide to the year in music writing, an annual feast of essays, missives, and musings on every musical style by critics, novelists, and musicians themselves. Culled from publications ranging from blogs to… more

Best Music Writing 2008 (Da Capo Best Music Writing)
Daphne Carr
DaCapo , English

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2...JT LeRoy

Da Capo Best Music Writing has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B … more

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005: The Year’s Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More
JT LeRoy
Da Capo Press , English

You're a Horrible Person, Bu...The Believer

A compendium of advice from the producers, writers, and actors of The Office, Saturday Night Live, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Knocked Up, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, Reno 911!, and The Hangover alo… more

You’re a Horrible Person, But I Like You (Vintage Original)
The Believer
Vintage , English