Memoirs

how to talk dirty & influence people: An Autobiography

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"Nice reissue Da Capo! 'Bout time!"

Marc Maron, host of the podcast WTF

after a while you just get used to it: A Tale of Family Clutter

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 "A rollicking, sharp-witted, laugh-out-loud sitcom of a read, with lovable characters, bawdy jokes and heartbreak galore." 

Julie Buntin, Huffington Post 

i'm the man: the story of that guy from anthrax

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I’m the Man stands up as a great insight into one of metal’s leading figures. And you don’t have to be a thrash or rock fan to enjoy it.” 

Jewish Telegraph 

ministry: lost gospels according to al Jourgensen

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 “A riotously revealing retrospective that cements Jourgensen's place in the modern rock lexicon while chronicling the decades-long descent into drug addiction that nearly cost the Ministry maverick his life.”

Rolling Stone

poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s

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 "It is the music memoir as art, and it just might make some mp3-hoarding music-journo-wannabe teenager in Westchester County (or West Falls) think of Spitz the way he once thought of Charles Bukowski. And that’s strong praise."

The Buffalo News

Freedom: Credos from the Road

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This book gives Sonny Barger's perspective on how to live a life that embodies the most fundamental of American virtues: freedom. 


Memoirs

snakes! guillotines! electric chairs!: My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group

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 "[Alice] Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway's first-hand account of the group's humble beginnings, heady triumphs and arguably inevitable implosion is gripping stuff." 

Michael J. Fox, author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Futur

no end in sight: my life as a blind iditarod racer

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“The book is inspirational, but the inspiration comes not from preachy you-can-do-anything lectures, but from Scdoris herself, who surely proves that nothing is impossible.”
Booklist 

survive: my fight for life in the high sierras

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 “For anyone interested in real-life adventure, coping with the natural world, or simply seeking a good read.”
Library Journal 

mozart in the jungle: Sex, Drugs, & Classical Music

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 “Oboist Tindall debuts with a provocative blend of no-holds-barred memoir and tough-minded reporting about the state of classical music."
Kirkus Review 

riding on the edge: a motorcycle outlaw's tale

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"Whether you are interested in the sociology of such subcultures or just want to read a firsthand account of life within an outlaw biker club, Riding on the Edge will surely quench this thirst.”
Motorcycle.com 

the kill bill diary: The Making of a Tarantino Classic Through the Eyes of a Screen Legend

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"It's apparent that one of Carradine's longest-running love affairs, however tempestuous it might be, is with Hollywood. And for those who share that feeling, this book will remind them why, for better or for worse, they feel that way."

Publishers Weekly


Memoirs

hell's angel: The Life & Times of Sonny Barger & the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

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“Barger paints an engrossing picture of a distinctive subculture that receives precious little literary attention.”
Booklist 

fug you: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore & Counterculture in the Lower East Side

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 "Ed Sanders is one of the real geniuses of the last 50 years...Fug You delivers everything it promises. It dishes dense details on early 1960s underground scenes we can scarcely imagine in the 21st century."
The Wire 

The Things That Need Doing: a memoir

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 “At once a son's cry of grief and an ode to the power of familial love, told in the kind of detail that carries the reader into the story, into the hospital room, and into the heart of this brave and beautiful book.”
Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion 

under their thumb: How a Nice Boy from Brooklyn Got Mixed Up with the Rolling Stones

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 "I've read every word ever written on the subject, and can confidently say that this is the sweetest, funniest, least prurient or cynical account of life with the Rolling Stones."
Marc Spitz, author of Bowie and Twee

Revolutionary suicide

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 “A ceremony of words, a liturgy within the institution we know as the martyr’s discourse... Newton made his life into a myth in order to transform the reader into a revolutionary. ” 

Nicholas Powers, Indypendent  


Memoir

cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, & Abandoned Rock Operas

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 Inspired by the highly publicized monthly diary reading series in New York, Cringe is a kitschy, gut-spilling saga of adolescent angst. 

simeon's story: an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of emmett till

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Simeon’s Story is one that must be heard and never forgotten... Wright describes an event that shocked the conscience of the nation and gave birth to the modern-day Civil Rights Movement in America.” 

John Lewis, U.S. congressman 

Soul On Bikes: the East Bay Dragons MC & the Black Biker Set

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"A fascinating biography of a fascinating black man and an equally fascinating black movement."

Frost Illustrated

through the wire: lyrics & illuminations

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“[Kanye] has always had an ability to make the personal universal and he doesn’t fail with this book….the idea, delivery and execution... couldn’t have worked out any better.” 

Amsterdam News 

Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey

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 "Simply couldn't put [this book] down. I seem to gravitate towards books that are written like I'm listening to a guy talking to me at a sports bar or something, and [Dropping the Gloves] gave me that feeling as I absorbed the words on the pages."

Teebz, Hockey Blog in Canad


Memoir

Flat Out: The Race for the Motorcycle World Land Speed Record

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 "This book is a NO holds barred tale of Rocky's adventures in the pursuit of the Motorcycle Land Speed Record. From successes to failures and the relationships that guided his path to the record. It is a thrilling adventure to read." 

 Jon Amo, Landracing.com 

INDEPENDENTLY ANIMATED: THE LIFE & ART OF THE KING OF INDIE ANIMATION

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  The winner of countless animation and filmmaking awards juxtaposes the story of his life and art against the backdrop of the overall animation industry.  

kinderwhore

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“[Lehman] brings hidden events that are universal in nature out of their eternal dark places and cares for the sentences with which she characterizes them as though they were her own non-neglected children."

Dr. Laurence Hunt