Alexie & Sedaris stun with memoirs

Bios from two of today's funniest and most visceral authors

We have signed copies of each on the way!

You can preorder at the links below. We'll have limited quantities of signed books, and of course it's first-come, first-serve. You can also call to preorder at 906-228-4448. Once the signed copies are gone, they're gone. But we'll have still-awesome-just-unsigned copies for the indefinite future. :)

We've all been waiting for it...

If his fiction is any indicator, Sherman Alexie's life must be fascinating. Luckily for us, we'll soon know a whole lot more about him.

"When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine--growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance" -- publisher's description

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Finally finally finally!

Our reps tell us this will be the closest thing to an autobiography from David Sedaris. I guess we'll take what we can get.

"It's no coincidence that the world's best writers tend to keep diaries. If you faithfully record your life in a journal, you're writing every day--and if you write every day, you become a better writer. David Sedaris has kept a diary for forty years. This means that if you've kept a diary for a year of your life or less, Sedaris is at least forty times better at writing than you are...

Now, for the first time, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world in Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002. This is the first-person account of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.

Most diaries -- even the diaries of great writers -- are impossibly dull, because they generally write about their emotions, or their dreams, or their interior life. Sedaris's diaries are unique because they face outward. He doesn't tell us his feelings about the world, he shows us the world instead, and in so doing he shows us something deeper about himself." -- from the publisher's description

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It's gonna be lit. :)