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Akashic Books

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Genre: Nonfiction

Born on the Fourth of July

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This edition marks the 40th anniversary of the original publication of Kovic’s American antiwar classic and features a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen.

Fame: The Hijacking of Reality

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A passionate and critical analysis of the life cycle of Fame, from film producer/director and former worldwide TV star Justine Bateman.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Justine Bateman!

Hurricane Street

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Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement picks up where Born on the Fourth of July leaves off.

Israel vs. Utopia

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Israeli American journalist Schalit distinguishes between the Israel he knows and the image of it in the minds of Americans.

Jerusalem Calling

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Schalit critically interrogates everything from Middle Eastern politics to the New Economy, from debates in the independent music scene about “selling out” to the current cultural interventions of Jerry Falwell and his followers.

Lessons in Taxidermy

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A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.

Now You See the Sky

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This memoir—the first release on best-selling author Ann Hood’s Gracie Belle imprint—about the fathomless loss of a beloved child reveals how tragedy can transform us and make us more fully alive.

Of Mule and Man

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Mike Farrell’s gripping and often hilarious book tour memoir provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.

Particulate Matter

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In concise and distilled prose, Lemus presents a collection of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits of a challenging year that threatened all she loved most.

Unstrung—Limited Edition Preorder with Exclusive Lyric Chapbook

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Iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot offers up essays and stories in his darkly funny and subversive debut collection, Unstrung, combined in this LIMITED EDITION PREORDER with an exclusive, 100-page lyric chapbook, Selected Lyrics.

THIS PAGE IS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE OF UNSTRUNG AND THE EXCLUSIVE LYRIC CHAPBOOK, SELECTED LYRICS.

Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook

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A cookbook inspired by the food of Ziggy’s upbringing in the household of Bob and Rita Marley.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Ziggy Marley!

Forthcoming Titles

Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist

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Forthcoming: 11/1/22

The paperback edition of iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot’s darkly funny and subversive collection of writing, featuring brand-new essays not included in the hardcover

This page is for the November 2022 paperback edition of Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist. If you’re looking to purchase the exclusive, limited-edition preorder package, please click here.

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Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight Into Primus and the World of Les Claypool (Paperback Edition)

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Forthcoming: 12/6/22

An oral history of the legendary band Primus, with a star-studded cast of interviewees (Tom Waits, Phish front man Trey Anastasio, etc.)

This page is for the December 2022 paperback edition of Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight Into Primus and the World of Les Claypool, which is now available for preorder. For the September 2014 hardcover edition, click here.

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