A 2010 reissue of Jay Ryan’s underground hit book, with new material added, and essays by Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot, and Debra Parr.
Featured Nonfiction Titles
- A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola
- Born on the Fourth of July
- Home: Social Essays
- Of Mule and Man
- American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men
- The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business
- Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs
- Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group
- We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality
Baumgardner’s groundbreaking new book includes abortion testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.
An “anti-manifesto” from the co-author of Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital with a preface by Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.
An exposé of an America no one is comfortable talking about: the volatile ground where male violence and sexuality overlap.
Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
A dramatic and inspirational memoir from one of the world’s top leaders of the movement for gay and lesbian equality.
The second book from the iconic Chicago underground poster artist, with a foreword by Andrew Bird and an essay by Joe Meno.
A refreshingly non-doctrinaire anthology of writings and interviews covering much of the intellectual geography of the new anti-market left.
By guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal.
The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.
This edition marks the 40th anniversary of the original publication of Kovic’s American antiwar classic and features a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen.
Brooklyn Noir is back, this time with a true-crime vengeance.
An uproarious new essay collection from Washington, DC’s, infamous cult music hero and satirist.
In advance of the 2016 Olympics, Akashic launches Dave Zirin’s new sports imprint—Edge of Sports—with a dramatic memoir by Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin.
Climb: Taking Every Step with Conviction, Courage, and Calculated Risk to Achieve a Thriving Career and a Successful Life
A professional playbook offering guidance to women in the contemporary workplace.
Updated 2009 edition of this evergreen punk classic—with a new chapter, additional photos, and other original material!
Autism spectrum disorder is found in one of every eighty-eight children—this gorgeous book offers powerful insight into the disorder.
Tom Hayden brings a lifetime of experience to the challenge of ending the Iraq War—and preventing future wars.
Zeigler tells the story of how sports has been radically transformed for LGBT athletes in the past four years.
This updated paperback edition has information on all of the latest developments with the Chinese government crackdown, including Danny Schechter’s analysis of the alleged public suicides by Falun Gong practitioners in Tiananmen Square in February 2001.
A passionate and critical analysis of the life cycle of Fame, from film producer/director and former worldwide TV star Justine Bateman.
The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq is the comprehensive source on the administration’s campaign of disinformation before, during, and after the second Gulf War.
How a mother whose son died soon after birth came to consider his life a miracle.
A fascinating collection of Frederick Douglass’s always-controversial speeches in Brooklyn, New York.
National Book Award/Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Haslett tackles George Washington’s Rules of Civility, which will be printed in its entirety. In addition to an introductory essay, Haslett annotates the text.
The debut collection of Mr. Fish’s searing and hilarious political cartoons, featured in Harper’s, Truthdig, and elsewhere.
A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.
Pulitzer prize–winning photographer Lucian Perkins captures four electrifying punk shows in Washington, DC, in 1979, with narrative by Alec MacKaye and an essay by Henry Rollins.
A seminal Jones/Baraka literary land mine that launches AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint Series.
Includes Goldberg’s groundbreaking book Dispatches from the Culture Wars, plus a new author introduction and additional chapters.
Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement picks up where Born on the Fourth of July leaves off.
This paperback edition of Goldberg’s highly acclaimed homage to 1967 includes a new afterword and twenty beautiful and evocative photographs.
Fifty years after 1967, Goldberg explores the continued relevance of political and cultural movements from that pivotal year in history.
Israeli American journalist Schalit distinguishes between the Israel he knows and the image of it in the minds of Americans.
Debut title from RDV Books!
Foreword By Cornel West
Visionary author Percival Everett will take an atheist’s-eye-view of the little-known “Jefferson Bible,” the third president’s response to the King James Bible.
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.
Acclaimed novelist and satirist Neal Pollack analyzes and dissects selected early writings by Founding Father John Adams.
The paperback reissue of the national best-selling memoir from the M*A*S*H star, with a brand-new introduction by Martin Sheen.
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.
The impassioned memoirs from one of America’s leading civil liberties attorneys of the 20th century.
An RDV Books publication.
Misstating the State of the Union: Right-Wing Media Distortions About the Clinton and Bush Presidencies
Best-selling author David Brock leads an analysis of right-wing media distortions.
News Dissector brings together Schechter’s writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting.
The third book from the iconic underground poster artist.
Founding member of world-famous rock band Nirvana offers a personal and political memoir.
Mike Farrell’s gripping and often hilarious book tour memoir provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.
Kapralov’s work revolves around his years living and working as an artist in New York’s East Village in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
A detailed and intimate personal history of the Middle East peace process by one of its founding architects.
Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton–and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush
In Playing President, Robert Scheer offers an unparalleled insight into the presidential mind.
Best-selling author/activist William Upski Wimsatt is back with a blueprint for contemporary political organizers.
The powerful memoir of a female African American advertising executive’s unprecedented and unlikely success, which began in the Mad Men era.
An oral history of the legendary band Primus, with a star-studded cast of interviewees (Tom Waits, Phish front man Trey Anastasio, etc.)
An authentic and riveting hip-hop memoir in the Joan Didion tradition from Bronx native Lewis.
From the illustrator of Go the F*** to Sleep comes a history of coffee, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and Prohibition.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows presents a powerful collection of essays, photos, and heartfelt stories about their deeply personal responses to their very public tragedies.
The first collection of work from the acclaimed underground music photographer.
An oral and photographic history of the Washington, DC, punk rock scene, including Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Fugazi, and more.
A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.
Washington, DC–based rock ‘n’ roll antihero Ian F. Svenonius provides an unparalleled and exquisitely provocative how-to guide for rock bands.
International best-selling rock band Garbage presents its own autobiography, a gorgeous, full-color coffee-table book with text and images galore. Note: This page is for the regular edition of This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 12" vinyl, please follow this link.
International best-selling rock band Garbage’s gorgeous new coffee-table book chronicling the span of their twenty-two-year career, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, is available here as part of a limited edition package, featuring an EXCLUSIVE 12" record and a copy of the book. Please make sure you select the appropriate domestic or international shipping option to prevent delays processing your order. Your order may be cancelled and your money refunded if you do not select the correct destination.
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A timely memoir about world record–breaking Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories, amid the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections.
Two Times Intro is Michael Stipe’s intimate and evocative visual diary of Patti Smith’s return to live performance.
A meticulously researched and powerful exposé on the epidemic of cover-up that surrounds sexual assault and college football players.
Cherished former Vermont governor Kunin teams up with Baumgardner to tell the inspiring story of American politicians’ growing acceptance of gay marriage.
In interviews and essays, high-profile activist athletes explore the intersection of sports and politics.
Revised and expanded edition of the punk classic (more than 15,000 copies sold), with six new interviews.
A beautifully illustrated children’s history of hip-hop, from a progressive/idealistic perspective.
Lydia Lunch’s second book will provoke rage, awe, and infectious desire.
A cookbook inspired by the food of Ziggy’s upbringing in the household of Bob and Rita Marley.
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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.
An American Rasta’s retelling of episodes in American history with an anti-colonial thrust and a view toward charting a brighter future.
A long-overdue female-centric perspective on underground rock music, featuring photos by Tricarico and essays by Joan Jett, Amy Farina, Allison Wolfe, Donita Sparks, and more!
The bigger, newly designed edition of an iconic skateboarding book, including additional never-before-seen Glen E. Friedman photos and a new C.R. Stecyk III postscript.
A second edition of the definitive photo book of one of the most influential rock bands of the past forty years, including brand-new, exclusive material.