Anneliese C

Basement Staff

Anneliese splits her time between fast-walking around the Strand basement and working toward an MFA in Nonfiction Writing at The New School. She's partial to genre-bending, em-dashes, David Bowie, and tonic water.

Anneliese C's Reviews

Black Sabbath's Master of Reality (33 1/3)

by: John Darnielle

John Darnielle has a keen ear for the poetic intensity of adolescence (see also: his brilliant bestseller Wolf in White Van); his first book, a novella that takes the form of an '80s teen's psych-ward journal, is a hidden gem in the already gem-strewn 33 1/3 series. Giddy and angry and poignant and absolutely worth the read, Black Sabbath fan or no.

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  • Rat Girl

    By Kristin Hersh

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143117391
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 2010
    Kristin Hersh had a band: Throwing Muses. At the same time she was in college - and rumored to have a major label deal, and then, she was pregnant. Her emotional troubles fell into bipolar disorder. This is her life, age eighteen, with enough left out to tell its story. An ultravivid manic depression page after page. Kinda like a Throwing Muses song (with the headphones on full-blast). 319p.
  • Veronica

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727856
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: July 2006
    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: One is a young model stumbling away from the wreck of her fashion model career, the other an eccentric middle-aged office temp. Over the next twenty years their friendship will encompass narcissism and tenderness, exploitation and self-sacrifice, love and mortality. Moving seamlessly from present to past, casting a fierce yet compassionate eye on two eras and their fixations, the result is a work of timeless depth and indelible writing. 257p.