• Slaughterhouse-Five

    by Kurt Vonnegut Year Published: 1969

    Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.

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  • With or Without You

    by Domenica Ruta Year Published: 2013

    With or Without You is the story of Domenica Ruta's unconventional coming of age—a darkly hilarious chronicle of a misfit '90s youth and the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and of overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process.

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  • The Boys of My Youth

    by Jo Ann Beard Year Published: 1999

    Cousins, mothers, sisters, dolls, dogs, best friends: these are the fixed points in Jo Ann Beard's universe, the constants that remain when the boys of her youth -- and then men who replace them -- are gone. This widely praised collection of autobiographical essays summons back, with astonishing grace and power, moments of childhood epiphany as well as the cataclysms of adult life: betrayal, divorce, death.

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  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    by David Sedaris Year Published: 2000

    A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French.

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  • How To Write An Autobiographical Novel

    by Alexander Chee Year Published: 2018

    By turns commanding, heartbreaking, and wry, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art, and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack.

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  • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

    by Hanif Abdurraqib Year Published: 2017

    In essays that have been published by the New York TimesMTV, and Pitchfork, among others―along with original, previously unreleased essays―Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.

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