M Train
3.94
it was amazing
"Captivating . . . rich, varied. How to mourn for what’s lost without allowing loss to take over? While leaving space for what’s lost to return in an ...more
Nov 06, 2015
Oct 23, 2015
 
Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
4.37
it was amazing
"At times, the reader might mistake this work of nonfiction for a gripping crime novel, only to remember that everything in here is shockingly true. I ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
 
Impossible Princess
4.21
it was amazing
"'When pressed to account for her affinity to gay men, Moira always smiled and said, "I am a gay man, trapped in a woman’s body…This is San Francisco! ...more
May 17, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
 
Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama
4.13
"Wise's short book reads like an old-school polemic: Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' for the 21st century. . . . A post-racial United States is an imagi ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Jan 22, 2009
 
Arguing for Our Lives: Critical Thinking in Crisis Times
3.87
it was amazing
"At the moment, what passes for political debate is the bickering of two vociferous and wrong-headed parties. Robert Jensen reacquaints us with the po ...more
Oct 23, 2014
Sep 13, 2012
 
How to Grow Up
3.60
it was amazing
This is the memoir Lena Dunham wishes she wrote. Michelle Tea's adventures and exploits offer readers plenty to be entertained by, including the best ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
 
The Black History of the White House
4.10
it was amazing
"The Obamas were the first African American first family, but not the first residents. This thoroughly researched and gripping book shares the untold ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Oct 20, 2009
 
State of Exile
4.28
it was amazing
Considered a leading light of the “Latin-American Boom” generation, Cristina Peri Rossi was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. She was forced to leave her c ...more
not set
Jul 01, 2008
 
All Over Coffee
4.36
it was amazing
In February 2004, the San Francisco Chronicle began printing an enigmatic feature called “All Over Coffee.” Almost immediately, letters of love and ha ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2008
 
Rising of the Ashes
3.41
"Although Jelloun composed these pieces in direct response to the atrocities of the Gulf War, the overarching message of his poetry soars beyond that. ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
 
The Bomb
4.24
it was amazing
"Though the great American historian Howard Zinn is no longer with us, his memory lives on with this excellent personal essay on the subject of the at ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Oct 20, 2009
 
Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems
4.15
it was amazing
"Joron, far more so than any other of his contemporaries, is a magician, an alchemist of words; his work is modern, has a contemporary freshness to it ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 20, 2009
 
To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War
3.97
it was amazing
"Gibler argues passionately to undercut this 'case study in failure.' The drug barons are only getting richer, the murders mount and the police and mi ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
 
The Awakener: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties
3.57
it was amazing
"In her book 'The Awakener: A Memoir of Kerouac and the Fifties', the translator and writer Helen Weaver provides a lush picture of her short, turbule ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
 
Los Angeles Stories
3.59
it was amazing
"On his records, Ry Cooder specializes in the talking blues, modernizing the struggle and humanity in his source materials – folk and public-domain co ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 27, 2011
 
Time of Angels
4.50
it was amazing
"Aridjis, through his political and environmental work, has fought to save the planet and its species, but the poems in A Time for Angels allow him to ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Jul 02, 2012
 
187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments, 1971-2007
3.96
it was amazing
City Lights Author Juan Felipe Herrera Receives PEN West Poetry Award!

For his collection of verse spanning over three decades, 187 Reasons Mexicanos C
...more
not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
Poems Retrieved
4.13
it was amazing
"While the reputation of many mid-twentieth century poets has declined, Frank O'Hara's keeps rising and rising: today's readers cannot get enough of h ...more
Apr 16, 2013
Sep 13, 2012
 
The Scale of Maps
3.70
it was amazing
"It’s an ambitious novel, to be sure, made beautiful by Gopegui’s liquid prose, and made accessible by her ultimate refusal to answer her own question ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
 
Citizen
4.26
it was amazing
"Aaron Shurin writes piercingly lovely poetry that's multidimensional and insists on being read aloud, though its eloquence is equally powerful on the ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jul 27, 2011
 
Paper Conspiracies
3.18
it was amazing
"Questions of integrity, authenticity and the slipperiness of 'truth' in a politicized society animate Susan Daitch's ambitious and highly satisfying ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Dec 08, 2010
 
In Danger: A Pasolini Anthology
4.14
it was amazing
"Pasolini writes with touching vulnerability of his youth, his mother, and his sex life, as well as the more universal themes of loneliness, aging, an ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Oct 20, 2009
 
Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority
4.11
it was amazing
"In his latest, he cuts to the core of white fears, using his white authority and white privilege to tell other whites that yes, it's time for you to ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 27, 2011
 
Haiti Glass
4.41
it was amazing
"The year 2014 will be hard pressed to give us a more powerful debut poetry collection than Lenelle Moïse's Haiti Glass . . . This is the rare book of ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Oct 15, 2013
 
The End of San Francisco
4.03
it was amazing
"Mattilda is a dazzling writer of uncommon truths, a challenging writer who refuses to conform to conventionality. Her agitation is an inspiration." - ...more
Oct 23, 2014
Sep 13, 2012
 
Who's to Say What's Obscene?: Politics, Culture, and Comedy in America Today
3.58
it was amazing
[Krassner reminds:] his readers that politics without humor is boring and that laughter without a moral compass is lame."
— Danny Goldberg, The Nation


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...more
Mar 16, 2010
Jul 09, 2009
 
Ring of Bone: Collected Poems
4.34
The Rumpus
"In the poet's own words, [Ring of Bone] is a spiritual autobiography . . . Lew Welch was many things; a scholar, a father, a drunk, a labor
...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 30, 2012
 
The Historic Unfulfilled Promise
4.06
"This posthumous collection of Zinn's passionate, iconoclastic, and wryly humorous articles from the Progressive magazine spans 30 years—from 1980 to ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
4.04
it was amazing
"If you don't know who Tim Wise is, you will after this book." — Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Man and Professor of African & African-Ame ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Oct 20, 2009
 
Nervous Device: City Lights Spotlight Series No. 8
4.14
"Wagner's fourth collection contains poems of memory and dark artifice. She writes with an obscure, magnetic lens. Wagner’s longer poems are willfull ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Jul 02, 2012
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