Staff Pick

Written just a few months after the death of his lover Oliver Sacks, Bill Hayes offers a beautiful and insightful look into the final years of Sacks' life and the first few years of his own new life in New York City. Through anecdotes, journal entries and his own photographs the intimacy with which Hayes writes is astonishing. A clear view into his deep love for the city and for Oliver, or O as he lovingly refers to him, is beyond what the reader feels they deserve, but are honored by just the same. Their relationship, a photo, an encounter on the busy street, a sunset; all occurrences which are brief and yet worthy of all your time.

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781620404935
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 14th, 2017

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781620404942
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 16th, 2018

Staff Pick

Tennessee Williams was as fascinating as any character he conceived, and his life was as deep, restless, funny, and meaningful as any drama he ever wrote. Indeed, Williams continuously mined his life, those around him, and unconscious for material as he caught the wave of post-war America’s self-expression. In order to continuously go deeper in pursuit of his craft Williams required various devices and substances-alcohol, sex, drugs, imbalanced company, etc.-to get there at great personal cost. While ultimately tragic, Williams’ life as told by John Lahr makes an amazing tale, both inspirational and cautionary.

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393351651
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

Staff Pick

Despite the progression of sexual politics over the past few decades, there’s still a heady stigma surrounding kink and/or fetish. Jillian Keenan, a Shakespeare fanatic who happens to inhabit that particular identity, is still working through that stigma both externally and within. Sex with Shakespeare is the story of that journey, as she uses the Bard’s work to interrogate her sadomasochism while also putting a fresh lens on some of fiction’s most iconic characters. Equal parts compelling memoir, Shakespeare analysis, and treatise on kink, Sex with Shakespeare isn’t only the most surprising book of 2016, it’s also my favorite.

Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062378712
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: William Morrow - April 26th, 2016

Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062378729
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 4th, 2017

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