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"Jon lives in a strange and wonderful land called Queens. He enjoys searching though cultural scrap heaps and haunting ethnic groceries in search of the perfect snack. He likes these books. You should read them. "

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  • Heart of the World (Vintage Departures)

    By Nik Cohn

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679744375
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: March 1993
    Chronicles the author's stroll down the "Great White Way" accompanied by two eccentric guides--a postmodern punk and a cross-dressing hooker--who provide insight into the shocking and saddening population of Broadway
  • Ladies' Man

    By Richard Price

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312566524
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: June 2011
    From the author of Clockers and Lush Life, among others. Kenny Becker just dropped girlfriend. The reasons are a little complex. Young and newly unemployed, his main assets at the moment are six-pack abs and a healthy libido – he’s ready to get out, find a little action, and maybe find himself too. But New York is no place for the lonely, and with one meaningless sexual encounter after another, Kenny begins to wonder if the singles scene is not itself a complete con job, with his heart and his future at stake. Raunchy, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt, this 1978 clubland slice-of-life displays the author in gritty, superb form. 243p.
  • The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made

    By Dave Marsh

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306809019
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: May 1999
    With a new preface. The ranking will inspire any number of responses from yeah! to what? But Marsh gets in his word licks on every entry with enough conviction to make the whole project worth hanging in therewith. Unless, of course, you have real convictions. It covers a whole lot of shakin'! 717p. Pap.
  • The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416566281
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: 2010
    Bestselling journalist Mark Jacobson tells the story of how he came into possession of a lampshade made from the skin of concentration camp prisoners, the book tells of his search to establish the origin, and larger meaning, of what can only be described as an icon of terror. Almost everything he uncovers about the lampshade is contradictory, mysterious, shot through with legend and specious information. Through interviews and forensic experts, renowned Holocaust scholars (and deniers), Buchenwald survivors and liberators, and New Orleans thieves and cops, Jacobson gradually comes to see the lampshade as a ghostly illuminator of his own existential status as a Jew, and to understand exactly what that means in the context of human responsibility. One question looms as his search progresses: what to do with the lampshade. Notes, References, Index. Illus., b&w photographs. 357p.

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