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Screen Tests

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (July 23, 2019)

A new work equal parts observational micro-fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer, on fame and failure, aging and art, from the acclaimed author of Heroines,...


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

by Damon Young Ecco (March 26, 2019)

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what...


Mothers and Strangers

by Samia Serageldin & Lee Smith The University of North Carolina Press (February 26, 2019)

In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don't know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin have curated...


Notes from a Black Woman's Diary

by Kathleen Collins & Danielle Evans Ecco (February 05, 2019)

A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2019 FROM

Vanity Fair * Vogue * The Huffington Post

A stunning collection of fiction, diary entries, screenplays, and scripts by the brilliant African-American artist and filmmaker

Relatively...


The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2

by Sylvia Plath Harper (November 06, 2018)

"A scintillating and poignant autobiography in letters. . . . Her letters blaze with fresh and stunning revelations, with more to come."—Booklist on The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 1

One of Kirkus’s best...


The Reckonings

by Lacy M. Johnson Scribner (October 09, 2018)

“Unflinching and honest…both timely and timeless” (Houston Chronicle), this extraordinary collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues...


Two by Two

by Eve Babitz Simon & Schuster (August 07, 2018)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


What to Read and Why

by Francine Prose Harper (July 03, 2018)

In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage...


The Frighteners

by Peter Laws Icon Books Ltd (March 22, 2018)

The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires...


Up Up, Down Down

by Cheston Knapp Scribner (February 06, 2018)

In the tradition of John Jeremiah Sullivan and David Foster Wallace, Cheston Knapp’s Up Up, Down Down “is an always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent essay collection” (Anthony Doerr,...


Montaigne in Barn Boots

by Michael Perry Harper (November 07, 2017)

The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne.

"The journey began on a...


The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1

by Sylvia Plath Harper (October 17, 2017)

A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen.

One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues...


Romance of Elsewhere

by Lynn Freed Counterpoint (October 10, 2017)

Lynn Freed’s deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived,...


This Little Art

by Kate Briggs Fitzcarraldo Editions (September 20, 2017)

An essay with the reach and momentum of a novel, Kate Briggs’s This Little Art is a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation, offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking on reading, writing...


The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

by Megan Stielstra Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice.

In this poignant and inciting collection of literary...


Kingdom of Olives and Ash

by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Harper Perennial (May 30, 2017)

A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael...


Guesswork

by Martha Cooley Catapult (April 15, 2017)

Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband to recover from la strage, or "the massacre." There, in this sun-drenched paradise where bumblebees...


Sunshine State

by Sarah Gerard Harper Perennial (April 11, 2017)

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

New York Times Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year...


Tell Me How It Ends

by Valeria Luiselli & Jon Lee Anderson Coffee House Press (March 13, 2017)

"Part treatise, part memoir, part call to action, Tell Me How It Ends inspires not through a stiff stance of authority, but with the curiosity and humility Luiselli has long since established." —Annalia Luna,...


A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

by Siri Hustvedt Simon & Schuster (December 06, 2016)

A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The New York Times Book Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning...


Am I Alone Here?

by Peter Orner Catapult (November 01, 2016)

“Stories, both my own and those I’ve taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I’ve become,” Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living. Orner reads—and writes—everywhere...


Soul at the White Heat

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 20, 2016)

A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates.

"Why do we write?"

With this question,...


So Sad Today: Personal Essays

by Melissa Broder Grand Central Publishing (March 15, 2016)

"These essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist...


The Abundance

by Annie Dillard Ecco (March 15, 2016)

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by...


And Yet...: Essays

by Christopher Hitchens Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2015)

The seminal, uncollected essays—lauded as “dazzling” (The New York Times Book Review)—by the late Christopher Hitchens, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, showcase the notorious...


On Writing

by Charles Bukowski Ecco (July 28, 2015)

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters.

Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left...


Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

by Sari Botton Gallery Books (October 14, 2014)

From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City.

The “charming”...


Bad Feminist

by Roxane Gay Harper Perennial (August 05, 2014)

New York Times Bestseller

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

Pink is my favorite color. I...


Sightlines

by Kathleen Jamie The Experiment (September 10, 2013)

Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

In Sightlines, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field—from her native...


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

by David Sedaris Little, Brown and Company (April 23, 2013)

A guy walks into a bar car and...

From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists...


The Way the World Works: Essays

by Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster (August 07, 2012)

Nicholson Baker, who “writes like no one else in America” (Newsweek), here assembles his best short pieces from the last fifteen years.

The Way the World Works, Baker’s second nonfiction collection, ranges...


A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments: An Essay

by David Foster Wallace Back Bay Books (November 23, 2009)

In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the...


Small Wonder

by Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us out of one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from...


Uncensored: Views & (Re)views

by Joyce Carol Oates HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Uncensored: Views & (Re)views is Joyce Carol Oates's most candid gathering of prose pieces since (Woman) Writer: Occasions & Opportunities. Her ninth book of nonfiction, it brings together thirty-eight diverse...