TAMA JANOWITZ (HARPERCOLLINS, $54.99)
Tama Janowitz, author of Slaves of New York, lived life large with the likes of Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. The 80s “It Girl” hung out at Studio 54 doing the glam literary brat-pack thing. Then, disaster! She ends up squatting in a trailer with a stroppy child and eight poodles; her beloved mother is dying and her brother turns litigious. Enter her bizarre psychiatrist father: “I am in the middle of the woods with my kid, who is applying to college,” writes Janowitz, “with this crazed old man who has drug dealers stopping by and can’t stop smoking pot and talking about his guns. He’s nuts and dangerous!” The aptly named Scream is a gripping family feud fest. Devour with relish.