The Amplified Come as You Are by Michael Azerrad

Staff Pick

Not just the best biography of one of the '90s greatest bands, Come As You Are is one of the best books about what it's like being in a band. First published in 1993, Azerrad's book drew on his interviews with the fast-rising group to defy the legend being built around them. This expanded edition revisits the original text to round off Nirvana's story and Cobain's tragic end, expand what we knew and explain why even three decades later "Smells Like Teen Spirits" still sounds like it was recorded yesterday. A must-read!

 

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$39.99
ISBN: 9780063279933
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Published: HarperOne - October 24th, 2023

Queerly Beloved, by Susie Dumond

Staff Pick

This is an LGBTQ rom-com that will have you saying “I do!” in no time. Just fired and head-over-heels with the sexy new engineer in town, Amy lands an unlikely job as a bridesmaid-for-hire. When everything goes wrong on someone’s big day, she makes it all go right. But, sadly, Amy can’t quite make things go right for herself, especially as a queer woman in Tulsa, OK, prohibited from walking down the aisle herself. Dumond combines sharp characterization with extreme comic verve and a smart take on love and marriage. It’s as warm, tasty, and intoxicating as one of Amy’s fresh-baked strawberry champagne cupcakes. (Recipe included on the back of the book!) 

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780593243978
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 3rd, 2022

The Queen's Gambit, by Walter Tevis

Staff Pick

One day Beth Harmon wanders into the orphanage basement and discovers the janitor playing chess. It is the birth of not just a pastime, but an obsession, one which will take her a long way from Kentucky. Walter Tevis lays out his pieces on the very first page and moves them with the sure intent of a grandmaster. This book is a wonderful entertainment, with an endgame full of cheers and tears. Behind the moves, counter-moves, and checkmates, though, is a serious tale of the loneliness it takes to become the best at what you do – and to be seen, at last. 

 

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781400030606
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Published: Vintage - March 11th, 2003

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