The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963

10 best books like The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963 (Barry Miles): The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD, Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Withnail and I: the Original Screenplay, Flickan och skammen: En bok om samhällets syn på slampor, Suede: Love and Poison: The Authorised Biography, Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Audio Collection, Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements, The Kenneth Williams Diaries, Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994, Coal Black Mornings

AuthorBill Minutaglio
From Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, authors of the PEN Center USA award-winning Dallas 1963, comes a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary's daring prison escape and run from the law.
On the moonlit evening of September 12, 1970, an ex-Harvard professor with a genius I.Q. studies a twelve-foot...
AuthorTim Mohr
It began with a handful of East Berlin teens who heard the Sex Pistols on a British military radio broadcast to troops in West Berlin, and it ended with the collapse of the East German dictatorship. Punk rock was a life-changing discovery. The buzz-saw guitars, the messed-up clothing and hair, the rejection...
AuthorBruce Robinson
Withnail & I is one of my favourite films. It's a film unlike any other, & this screenplay is equally unique. In the opening few pages Bruce Robinson describes two rooms & their contents in beautiful, almost poetic, prose. Wonderful.
What follows (in my third or fourth reading of this...
Flickan och skammen: En bok om samhällets syn på slampor
AuthorKatarina Wennstam
"Kvinnor och flickor har i alla tider stämplats för sin sexualitet. Ibland har det inte ens med faktiska sexuella handlingar att göra, en flicka som tar plats kan snabbt stämplas som hora eller slampa. Inget är effektivare för att oskadliggöra en kvinna."

Flickan och skammen är ett...
AuthorDavid Barnett
When they appeared on the British rock scene in the early 1990s—a bastard fusion of the Smiths and Ziggy Stardust—some called them “The Best New Band in Britain.” At the time, the group—based around flamboyant vocalist Brett Anderson and guitarist Bernard Butler—hadn’t released...
AuthorArthur Conan Doyle
71 hrs 58 mins

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong...
AuthorBill Sullivan
A tour diary of life on the road with one of Minnesota’s greatest bands—with nearly 100 never-before-seen photographs

“Don’t bore us, get to the chorus” is Bill Sullivan’s motto, which will come as no surprise to anyone who opens Lemon Jail. A raucous tour diary of rock ’n’...
AuthorKenneth Williams
'I'll put you in my diary!' comedian Kenneth Williams was known to threaten on occasion, although tantalisingly he kept the journal to himself during his lifetime.

Here at last, in one spellbinding volume, are four million words of it. For more than forty years, from his sixteenth birthday...
Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994
AuthorDavid Hepworth
The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations.

What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting...
AuthorBrett Anderson
Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as 'a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat' to becoming founder and lead singer of Suede.

Meetings with Morrissey
AuthorLen Brown
"Can you squeeze me into an empty page of your diary and psychologically save me? I've got faith in you."

The five stars up top are for Morrissey. Len Brown's Meetings with Morrissey is truly a four that I am calling a five to maybe give it more lustre (like a gold lame shirt) in the great library in...
The Holocaust: A New History
AuthorLaurence Rees
This book answers two fundamental questions about the Holocaust. How, and why, did it happen?

Laurence Rees' masterpiece is revealing in three ways. First, it is based not only on the latest academic research, but also on 25 years of interviewing survivors and perpetrators, often at the sites...
David Bowie: A Life
AuthorDylan Jones
Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic...
AuthorViv Albertine

What was I fighting for? Even now I'm not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic.

Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention - but in her follow up to Clothes, Music, Boys, Viv Albertine...
AuthorNick Soulsby
I Found My Friends re-creates the story of Nirvana, from its earliest days in 1987 to its sudden end seven years later, through the words of the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band. Soulsby interviewed over 200 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including...
AuthorRafael Alvarez
Welcome to the critically acclaimed HBO drama series "The Wire," hailed as "the best show on television, period" by the "San Francisco Chronicle." "The New York Times" calls it "a vital part of the television landscape...unvarnished realism." "Time" declares that "The Wire," "like its underfunded,...
AuthorNoam Chomsky

In his first major book on the subject of income inequality, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, cold, patient eye on the economic facts of life. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work...
A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story
AuthorDavid Thibodeau
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the siege at Waco, and a tie-in to the upcoming Spike TV mini-series, an updated reissue of the critically acclaimed A Place Called Waco by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau.

For the first time ever, a survivor of the Waco massacre tells the inside...
AuthorNaomi Klein
Fearless necessary reporting . . . Klein exposes the 'battle of utopias' that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico - a battle that pits a pitilessly neoliberal plutocratic 'paradise' against a community movement with Puerto Rican sovereignty at its center." - Junot Diaz

AuthorGillian G. Gaar
Though Nevermind" was Nirvana's most commercially successful album, and the record that broke them -- and the grunge phenomenon -- internationally, In Utero" has increasingly become regarded as the band's best album, both by the critics and the band members themselves. Instead of sticking to the...
AuthorZoë Howe
Musically, culturally and even in terms of sheer attitude, the Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy changed the course of popular music, and their iconic blend of psychotic white noise and darkly surreal lyrics that presaged the shoegaze movement continues to enchant...
AuthorDavid Foster Wallace
In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of the New York Times as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing...
Lasermannen: En berättelse om Sverige
AuthorGellert Tamas
Under några månader årsskiftet 1991 och 1992 var Stockholm en stad i skräck. En okänd gärningsman, beväpnad med ett lasergevär, sköt sammanlagt 11 personer vid tio olika attentat. En dog, flera fick men för livet. Det enda offren hade gemensamt var sitt mörka hår och mörka hudfärg....
AuthorThomas Bernhard
Eines Morgens beschließt der sechzehnjährige Gymnasiast auf dem Schulweg spontan, sich seinem bisherigen, verhaßten Leben zu entziehen und sich im Keller, einem Kolonialwarenladen, eine Lehrstelle zu verschaffen. Im Keller, am Rande der Salzburger Scherzhauserfeldsiedlung, dem heruntergekommenen,...
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