Joey's Staff Picks

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Trout Fishing In America, Pill Vs Springhill Mine Disaster, In Watermelon Sugar By Richard Brautigan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780395500767
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Published: Mariner Books - March 1st, 1989

"It's three books in one, which is always a good deal. There's some true poems (closer to tweets) and a novella, plus another 3rd book which is a secret third thing (long poem essays?). There's not much like it and it makes me smile."- Joey


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Need for the Bike By Paul Fournel, Allan Stoekl (Translated by), Allan Stoekl (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Paul Fournel, Allan Stoekl (Translated by), Allan Stoekl (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780803269095
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Published: Bison Books - September 1st, 2003

" The only piece of writing about bikes I've found to be almost as fun to read as it is to actually ride a bike. For when it's too cold out or or too wet out or when you're already tired from riding and you feel like reliving the glory moments."- Joey


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Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 By Lizzy Goodman Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062233103
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 13th, 2018

" Energizing and inspiring to read! Endlessly quotable and full of stories about bands I thought I knew everything about."- Joey


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Infinite Jest By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316066525
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 13th, 2006

" Whatever. Unfortunately it is that good. No book has made me laugh harder (except Norm Macdonald's "memoir")."- Joey


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Last Evenings on Earth By Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews (Translated by) Cover Image
By Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811216883
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Published: New Directions - April 30th, 2007

" Bolaño's short stories are amazing. Most of them are quietly heartbreaking, and nothing much happens, and I couldn't stop reading them. It seems like Bolaño's life was spent reckoning with the fact that real life can never be as exciting or romantic as the best books can make it seem. His stories capture this feeling: rather than tell tales that are larger-than-life, he uses everyday, beautiful images to tell stories that rarely add up to larger than the sum of their parts. The feeling of reading them, though, is so unique. He can leave the reader feeling like something is missing - in other words, exactly how it feels to be a hopelessly romantic writer. The effect is life-affirming and depressing at the same time."- Joey