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1 Bryson, Bill I'M a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away
076790382X / 9780767903820; After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children. They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item. Delivering the brilliaant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, he recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filed with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to his homeland. 288 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Broadway Books
New York, 2000, Third Printing
Softcover
As New

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003181; 
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2 Greenfield, Jeff The People's Choice : a Cautionary Tale
0399138129 / 9780399138126; Few people know the absurdities of American politics better than Jeff Greenfield, ABC News' award-winning political and media analyst, and he's poured them all into one of the funniest, scariest, most plausible what-if novels ever written. When the President-elect dies just two days after his close victory, the universal assumption is that his running mate moves up. After all, isn't that the way the Constitution works? Well, actually - no. Until the electoral college meets in December, nobody has been elected, and with the candidate dead, the electors can indeed vote for the vice-presidential candidate - or they can vote for the other guy, their mothers-in-law, or (cringe) Geraldo Rivera, for that matter. The DJ has minor wear at the top edge. ; Octavo (standard book size); 309 pages
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1995, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


001068; 
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3 Rudnick, Paul Social Disease
First Ballantine Books edition. The cover is near fine; slight chips around the sides, a corner bent. The book takes satire to a new level, going after New York's social elite, and declaring that there are really three major issues of our time: sex, hair, and the telephone. 202 pages, 5.25 x 8. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Ballantine Books
1987, First Edition
Soft Bound
Near Fine with no dust jacket


N-18005; 
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4 Shea, Erin J. Tales from the Scale
1593373287 / 9781593373283; If you've ever struggled with your weight, if you've ever been told you have "such a pretty face, " if you've ever felt like giving up, you're not alone. . . . Seven women, together, have a goal to lose 350 pounds. Join them as they chronicle their diet travails, struggling to lose pounds and find themselves. With each new story, you'll explore the underworld of weight gain, weight loss, and the truth being the meaning of "goal weight. " You'll find all the issues that Big Girls face in today's world in these funny, bittersweet, and true stories.; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Polka Dot Press
Avon, MA, 2005, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


004110; 
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