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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnev...

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<p><b>"Complex and challenging... push[es] the boundaries of writing about trauma." —</b><i><b>The New York Times</b></i><br /><b>“A True Crime Masterpiece” – <i>Vogue </i></b><br /><b><i>Entertainment Weekly </i>"Must" List and Best Books of the Year So Far</b><br /><b>Real Simple's Best New Books </b><br /><b>Guardian Best Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Lambda Literary Award Winner</b><br /><b>Chautauqua Prize Winner </b><br /><b></b></p><p>"<i>The Fact of a Body</i> is one of the best books I've read this year. It's just astounding."<br /><b> — Paula Hawkins, author of <i>Into the Water </i>and <i>The Girl on the Train</i></b><br /><b></b><br />"This book is a marvel. <i>The Fact of a Body</i> is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth." — <b>Celeste Ng, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>Everything I Never Told You </i>and <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i></b></p><br /><p>Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes—the moment she hears him speak of his crimes -- she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar.</p><p> Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime.</p><p>But another surprise awaits: She wasn’t the only one who saw her life in Ricky’s.</p><p> An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.</p>
Running with Scissors: A Memoir
by Augusten Burroughs

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 01, 2010

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<p>Now including an excerpt from <i>Lust & Wonder</i>, a new memoir coming in March 2016. </p><p><i>Running with Scissors</i> is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs....</p><p><i>Running with Scissors</i> is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.</p>
I Ran Into Some Trouble
by , Maggie Falcon

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English

Pages

380

Publication Date

July 23, 2018

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Her salacious 1973 bestseller "Going Down with Janis" rocked the world. Peggy Caserta is back--"I Ran Into Some Trouble" is what happened since then.<br /><br />Caserta, founder of the famous Haight-Ashbury hippie boutique Mnasidika, and lover and girlfriend of Janis Joplin, was a Louisiana homecoming queen turned airsick stewardess who eventually landed in 1960s San Francisco and set up shop. Her store was a hang-out for The Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company; it was where Wes Wilson's posters hung and Bill Graham sold concert tickets and where Owsley's LSD was enjoyed.<br /><br />Caserta's world of psychedelic peace, love, and rock kaleidoscoped into bereavement, heroin addiction, prison, and desperation. She was hated, betrayed, and self-exiled, and after many, many years has recovered, returning home to the bayou to care for her mother with dementia.<br /><br />Now Caserta is giving a new generation an inside-look into a revolution--both countercultural and personal.
Seriously...I'm Kidding
by Ellen DeGeneres

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

October 04, 2011

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<b>Ellen Degeneres' winning, upbeat candor has made her show one of the most popular, resilient and honored daytime shows on the air, and her life makes for great (and very funny) reading.</b><br /><br /><i>"I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?"</i><br /><br /><i>Seriously... I'm Kidding</i> is a lively, hilarious, and often sweetly poignant look at the life of the much-loved entertainer as she opens up about her personal life, her talk show, and more.<br /><br /><b><u>PRAISE FOR <i>SERIOUSLY...I'M KIDDING</i></u><br />"DeGeneres's amiably oddball riffs on everything from kale to catwalks to Jesus will make fans smile." - <i>People</i><br /><br />"Whatever the topic, DeGeneres's compulsively readable style will appeal to fans old and new." - <i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br />"Fans will not be disappointed...[DeGeneres's] trademark wit and openness shine through and through." -- <i>Kirkus</i></b> <br /><br />
Aunt Sookie & Me: the sordid tale of a scandalous southern belle
by Michael Scott Garvin

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 04, 2017

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*****Publishers Weekly - Booklife Finalist<br />*****Winner - Beverly Hills Book Award<br />*****BRAG Medalion<br />*****B.I.B.A. Winner<br />*****Book Excellence Award Winner<br />*****Royal Dragonfly Winner<br />*****New York Book Festival Finalist<br />*****Readers Favorite - 5 Star <br />Young Poppy Wainwright feels much like a deck of cards, shuffled around from a boozing mother to a beloved grandmother. Finally bussed to Savannah, Georgia, to live with her grandmother's cantankerous sister, Sookie. Through the enlightened eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, the hilarity and insanity ensues.<br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>A Faithful Son</i>, this rollicking romp of a ride does not disappoint.<br /><br /> <i>Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle</i> is irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking. All political correctness is buried alongside the dead corpse in the family vegetable garden in this riotous book. But don't let the folksy and fresh recipe fool you, Garvin serves up a big helping of reality, cutting through small-town bigotry and bias.
In the Darkroom
by Susan Faludi

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English

Pages

434

Publication Date

June 14, 2016

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<p><b>PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST</b><br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b>WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE</b></p><p>From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of <i>Backlash</i>, comes <i>In the Darkroom</i>, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.</b></p><p>“In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things—obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.”</p><p> So begins Susan Faludi’s extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father—long estranged and living in Hungary—had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who identified as “a complete woman now” connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who’d built his career on the alteration of images?</p><p> Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father’s many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful—and virulent—nationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. </p><p> Faludi’s struggle to come to grips with her father’s metamorphosis takes her across borders—historical, political, religious, sexual--to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you “choose,” or is it the very thing you can’t escape?</p>
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
by , Matt Richards

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English

Pages

449

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.<br /><br />Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.<br /><br />Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.<br /><br />The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.
Logical Family: A Memoir
by Armistead Maupin

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><strong>"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America’s finest storytellers."—Neil Gaiman</strong></p><p><strong>"I fell in love with Maupin’s effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his genius turn at memoir is no less compelling. <em>Logical Family</em> is a must read."—Mary Karr</strong></p><p>In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer.</p><p>Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man "on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired." Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor), and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s. </p><p>Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "logical family," the people he could call his own. "Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us," he writes. "We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives." From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century. </p><p>Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. What emerges is an illuminating portrait of the man who depicted the liberation and evolution of America’s queer community over the last four decades with honesty and compassion—and inspired millions to claim their own lives.</p><p><em>Logical Family</em> includes black-and-white photographs.</p>
The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in ...
by Samuel R. Delany

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English

Pages

519

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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<DIV><DIV><b>In the bohemian sixties, a young writer tries to make sense of his life</b></div><DIV><BR>With the poet Marilyn Hacker, Delany moves into a tenement on a dead-end street that the landlord reserves for interracial couples. Between playing folk music in the evenings at the same Greenwich Village coffee shop as Bob Dylan and preparing shrimp curry for W. H. Auden and Chester Khalman, who have accepted an invitation that night for dinner, Delany takes a stab at writing science fiction. This young prodigy would complete and <i>sell</i> five novels before he turned twenty-two! (And then have a nervous breakdown . . .) This beautifully written memoir is a testament to a neighborhood where experimentation was a way of life.</div><DIV><BR>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.</div></div>
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
by Jennifer Finney Boylan

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English

Pages

324

Publication Date

April 30, 2013

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<b>The provocative bestseller <i>She’s Not There </i>is the exuberant memoir of a man named James who became a woman named Jenny.</b><br /><br />She’s Not There is the story of a person changing genders, the story of a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret; above all, it is a love story. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the remarkable territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family.<i> She’s Not There</i> is a portrait of a loving marriage—the love of James for his wife, Grace, and, against all odds, the enduring love of Grace for the woman who becomes her “sister,” Jenny.<br /><br />To this extraordinary true story, Boylan brings the humorous, fresh voice that won her accolades as one of the best comic novelists of her generation. With her distinctive and winning perspective,<i> She’s Not There</i> explores the dramatic outward changes and unexpected results of life as a woman: Jenny fights the urge to eat salad, while James consumed plates of ribs; gone is the stability of “one damn mood, all the damn time.”<br /><br />While Boylan’s own secret was unusual, to say the least, she captures the universal sense of feeling uncomfortable, out of sorts with the world, and misunderstood by her peers. Jenny is supported on her journey by her best friend, novelist Richard Russo, who goes from begging his friend to “Be a man” (in every sense of the word) to accepting her as an attractive, buoyant woman. “The most unexpected thing,” Russo writes in his Afterword to the book, “is in how Jenny’s story we recognize our shared humanity.”<br /><br />As James evolves into Jennifer in scenes that are by turns tender, startling, and witty, a marvelously human perspective emerges on issues of love, sex, and the fascinating relationship between our physical and our intuitive selves. Through the clear eyes of a truly remarkable woman,<i> She’s Not There</i> provides a new window on the often confounding process of accepting ourselves.

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