Billy M

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Billy Mo is a writer and performer who took a long break from life to learn how to live.

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Letters, Summer 1926: Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetayeva, Rainer Maria Rilke

by: Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetayeva, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jamey Gambrell

In communion, these three move fluidly between time and space, awake and dream, and possibly life and death, to a plane beyond our understanding. They speak to and from the soul and our crude bodies no longer matter.

In reading their words, we have an opportunity to brush against that place beyond any we have known and it offers us sweet nourishment, if only for a brief moment.

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The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

by: Christopher Isherwood

The animals is a beautiful exchange of love which was quite unconventional for its time. Despite their Thirty-year age gap, Isherwood and Bachardy created a deep intimacy which lasted for nearly three decades.

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LIT: A Memoir

by: Mary Karr

In this raw and humorous coming-of-adulthood memoir, Mary Karr explores what it's like to live anxiously as a liar in a world where she continually feels inadequate. She juggles and struggles with alcoholic parents, robotic in-laws (and husband) and motherhood while trying to find a balance between her survival job and her dream career. By eventually coming to terms with the reality of her own life, she's able to cope with her anxiety and feelings of inadequacy.

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  • How To Be Gay

    By David M. Halperin

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674066793
    • Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: August 2012
    A pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are. The genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised stereotypes—aestheticism, snobbery, melodrama, glamour, caricatures of women, and obsession with mothers—and in the social meaning of style.
  • Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947- 1963

    By Susan Sontag

    Our Price: $8.00
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312428501
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: October 2009
    This first of three volumes of Susan Sontag's notebooks reveals one of the most important thinks and writers of the 20th century, fully engaged in the act of self-invention. Beginning with a voracious abd prodigious fourteen-year-old, this initial installment ends as Sontag, age thirty, is finally living in New York as a published writer. 320p.
  • Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way

    By Charles Bukowski

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060568238
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: January 2004
    Charles Bukowski's 10th posthumous volume (several more are planned)_houses yet more verse about the troubled, garrulous poet's traveling, gambling, thinking, aging, working, not working, romancing, drinking, self-mythologizing, and more. 396p.
  • Stranger in a Strange Land

    By Robert A. Heinlein

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780441790340
    • Publisher: BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP
    • Published: August 1995
    Valentine Michael Smith, born and raised on Mars, arrives on Earth stunning Western culture with his superhuman abilities.
  • The Naked Civil Servant

    By Quentin Crisp

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141180533
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1997
    This classic autobiography is both a comic masterpiece and a unique testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Crisp not only came out as a gay man in 1931, when the slightest sign of homosexuality shocked public sensibilities, but he had so with grand and provocative flamboyance, determined to spread the message that homosexuality did not exclude him or anyone else from the human race. His hilarious descriptions of encounters with parents, friends, employers, soldiers and sailors, and the law reveal the strength and humor of an honest man, determined to face the world with the uncensored, unapologetic truth about himself. 212p.
  • The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

    By Matt Besser

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780989387804
    • Publisher: Comedy Council of Nicea LLC
    • Published: January 2013
  • Urinetown

    By Greg Kotis

    Our Price: $6.50 - $6.95
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571211821
    • Publisher: Faber and Faber, Inc.
    • Published: February 2003
    A grand and winking love letter to the conventions of musical theatre, and an untempered satire wherein no one is safe from scrutiny, Urinetown depicts a world wracked by ecological disaster, caught in the throes of corporate greed, and yultimately felled by the best intentions. In a Gotham-like city, a depletion of the earth's water supply has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The privilege to pee is regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero has risen who will lead thm to bladder relief. Winner of three Tony awards. 103p.

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