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Faith, Hope and Carnage By Nick Cave, Seán O'Hagan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250872463
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Picador - September 19th, 2023

I've had this on my TBR pile for close to a year, and then I saw an interview with Nick Cave regarding the death of his son, and how grief changes people on an atomic level. Reading the conversations between Nick and Sean challenges my thoughts on religion, the creative process, and the veil between us and another world. I fundamentally disagree with Cave on several different subjects, but I also found myself embracing his vision on humanity and all its complexities. 

 


Review by Sarah C.

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Nina Simone's Gum By Warren Ellis Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780571365630
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Published: Faber & Faber - November 22nd, 2022

Is this book about Nina Simone's gum? Of course it is, and the story behind that piece of music history is worth reading alone. But it's also about the multi-instrumentalist and beautiful weirdo Warren Ellis and the magic in his collected talismans over the years as a member of the Bad Seeds and Dirty Three.


Review by Sarah C.

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Apparently There Were Complaints: A Memoir By Sharon Gless Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501125966
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 29th, 2022

I am now obsessed with Sharon Gless. Landing roles on the big screen and the stage, Gless, however, commanded television playing iconic roles such as half of the revolutionary female cop duo in Cagney & Lacy and the loud and proud PFlag mom in Queer as Folk. She dishes about Hollywood in the 60s, 70s, and 80s while also revealing her issues with her weight, alcohol, and married men. She was able to make me laugh and break my heart both with her tenderness. 

 


Review by Emily

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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

For readers who remember what it is like to use the click-wheel on a first generation iPod, or watched Gideon Yago on MTV2, this book is for you. Exploring the rise and fall of the post-9/11 indie music scene that grew from the grimy grates of NYC and beyond, the oral history includes vibrant voices like Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, Interpol, and other bands that your cool older sister introduced to you back in middle school.


Review by Sarah C.