Chris Kanyon dealt in a world of false realities. In his professional life he played a role - and in his personal life he played another. Rarely, if ever, could he truly be himself. Slowly he began to realise that he suffered from manic depression, which caused him to have good days and bad days. On 2... read more

Wrestling Reality: The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon, Wrestling's Gay Superstar
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This book brings together Alan Bennett's diaries for 1980-1995, with reminiscences and reviews, the diary he kept during the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gielgud, together with hilarious accounts of his many television plays, notably An Englishman Abroad and A ... read more

Writing Home
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William Burroughs closed his classic debut novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage' which he believed transmitted telepathic powers, a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters- a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel - he ... read more

Yage Letters
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This is the deeply personal and witty account of growing up as the kid who never fitted in. Transgender blogger Mia Violet reflects on her life and how at 26 she came to finally realise she was 'tr... read more

June 2018

Yes, You Are Trans Enough - My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love
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If you were to put David Sedaris and Glenn O'Brien in a blender and add a dash of New York and Hollywood gossip, you would wind up with Alan Cumming. Described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, Cum... read more

October 2016

You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures
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This gutsy collection offers a brilliant reflection on life as a young lesbian and breast cancer survivor. Through discussions of madness, religion, gender and feminism, Allison Gruber captivates with heartbreaking candor and wit. From her teenage Dian Fossey to her Virginia Woolf of Drama Club, the a... read more

You're Not Edith: Autobiographical Essays
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the incredible opportunity. Full of per... read more

July 2018

You're on an Airplane - A Self-Mythologizing Memoir
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 Biography and Memoir

What dark gastronomic slip does Annabel Crabb have to confess to an unsuspecting guest? How did Mary Anderson change the life of Frank Woodley - despite the fact the two of them have never met? How did a plate of steak teach Missy Higgins a firm lesson about not being too hard on herself? The act of l... read more

Yours Truly: Women of Letters
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The most internationally acclaimed Japanese author of the twentieth century, Yukio Mishima (1925?70) was a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize. But the prolific author shocked the world in 1970 when he attempted a coup d’état that ended in his suicide by ritual disembowelment. In this radically new an... read more

Yukio Mishima - Flanagan, Damian
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