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Kurt Cobain's Journals: The Writer Behind The Rock Star

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A Guide To The Gritty Side Of The French Language

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A Gritty Homage To Motley Crue In 'The Dirt'

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Man Enough To Love 'Eat, Pray, Love'

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A Guilty Venture Into Baseball 'Fantasyland'

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'Jaws': Celebrating Sand, Sex And A Really Big Fish

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