Deal of the Week: This Week’s Deal is Mot: A Memoir

Each week, we will feature one or more of our titles for a special sale (50% off the list price) for one week only. The sale will run from Monday-Monday and be available exclusively on our website. Remember, web orders over $25 qualify for free shipping. (US-only, USPS media mail.)


Our deal of the week is Sarah Einstein’s memoir, Mot. Winner of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, Mot is the story of unlikely friendships, sharing vulnerability, and letting go.

At forty, Sarah Einstein is forced to face her own shortcomings. In the wake of an attempted sexual assault, she must come to terms with the facts that she is not tough enough for her job managing a local drop-in center for adults with mental illness and that her new marriage is already faltering. Just as she reaches her breaking point, she meets Mot, a homeless veteran who lives a life dictated by frightening delusion. She is drawn to the brilliant ways he has found to lead his own difficult life; traveling to Romania to get his teeth fixed because the United States doesn’t offer dental care to the indigent, teaching himself to use computers in public libraries, and even taking university classes while living out of doors.

From today (March 6, 2017) through next Monday (March 13, 2017), receive 50% off the $24.95 cloth edition (978-0-8203-4820-9) by entering promo code 08MOT17 in your shopping cart.

Act fast to receive this great offer and be on the lookout for next week’s deal!

Sarah Einstein is a natural storyteller, and her careful portrait of her mentally ill, homeless friend Mot is unflinching. Mot: A Memoir is heartbreaking yet at times gently funny and always delivered with immense, startling compassion. An entirely captivating work of literary nonfiction.”—Dinty W. Moore, author of Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy

“Beautifully written, Mot vividly evokes quotidian parking lots, campgrounds, and scenery and explores complicated, omnipresent moral questions about what it means to give, take, offer, need, and befriend in a way that will make it a reference point for me for years to come.”—Zoe Zolbrod, The Rumpus

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