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WORD Loves Alexander Chee! Signed Copies of How To Write an Autobiographical Novel Available while supplies last!

    We're delighted to offer signed copies of Alexander Chee's HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, an incredible collection of essays by the author who has become the champion of the heart and soul of so many fellow artists and readers. 

    HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL  is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing—Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley—the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump.

    Order your signed copy of HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL. There is no personaliation currently available. Delivery estimate depends on your choice of shipping at checkout.

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    How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9781328764522
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

    From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist--and how we form our identities in life and in art.


    The Queen of the Night Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9780544925472
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

    National Bestseller
    New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - An Indie Next Pick

    A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine


    Edinburgh Cover Image
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9780544916128
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
    Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize
    Lambda Literary Foundation Editor's Choice Award

    "Incomparable . . . because of its bravery, its wisdom, its vitality, and because it's a novel that never stops haunting." --Junot D az