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Today I Am a Boy: the Bar Mitzvah Journey of a Grown Man

By: Hays, David

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Touchstone Books: 2001

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 001639


Morley Safer said of this book "David Hays proves once again his talents as a writer and chronicler of the human condition. " When David Hays was sixty-six and joined a synagogue for the first time in over fifty years, he decided to study Hebrew and become a bar mitzvah. And so this father of two grown children borrowed his grandson's Hebrew primer and joined a class of twelve-year-olds. Thus was launched a wondrous journey of faith and community. In Today I Am a... View more info

P. G. Wodehouse: a Portrait of a Master

By: Jasen, David A.

Price: $9.23

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Schirmertrade Books: 2002

Seller ID: 001398


The definitive and authorized biography of one of the greatest literary humorists of all time, first published in 1974, is now printed in a revised, updated edition. Lavishly illustrated, this biography is the first book to trace Wodehouse's career from his first magazine contribution in 1901 through the show-business years to his one hundred books that have given so much pleasure to readers for so many years. The author is a professor of Fine Arts at C. W. Post College ... View more info

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A Monk Swimming: a Memoir

By: McCourt, Malachy

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Hyperion Books: 1998

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 001358


Malachy McCourt, brother of Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis) has written this memoir telling his own story of leaving his childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland, and heading for the promise of America. Armed with a wild humor and gift for storytelling, he ran from memories of a drunken, vanished father and the humiliations of Angela, his mother. He carved a place for himself in New York as the first celebrity bartender; on stage, performing works of James Joyce, a... View more info

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A Monk Swimming: a Memoir

By: McCourt, Malachy

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Hyperion Books: 1998

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 001359


Malachy McCourt, brother of Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis) has written this memoir telling his own story of leaving his childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland, and heading for the promise of America. Armed with a wild humor and gift for storytelling, he ran from memories of a drunken, vanished father and the humiliations of Angela, his mother. He carved a place for himself in New York as the first celebrity bartender; on stage, performing works of James Joyce, a... View more info

The Privilege of Youth

By: Pelzer, Dave

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., E P Dutton: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002461


Millions of readers can attest to the heartbreak and courage of Dave Pelzer's story of growing up in an abusive home. Now this former lost boy who defeated insurmountable odds to emerge whole and happy at last takes us on his incredible odyssey toward healing and forgiveness. In this book, the author supplies the missing chapter of his life: As a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With his usual sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from... View more info

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L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz

By: Rogers, Katharine M.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Da Capo Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001993


A strong and sympathetic portrait. " - New York Times Book Review. Born in 1856 in upstate New York, Baum was a classic "late bloomer" who tried acting, selling and editing. Finally, in his late 30s, he took the advice of his mother-in-law, suffragist leader Matilda Gage, and turned his attention to selling the stories he'd been tellin to his sons and their friends. After a few books were published with varying success, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (originally ... View more info

Dancing with Strangers: a Memoir

By: Watkins, Mel

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001565


Arresting prose and a provocative conclusion - challenging the idea that our destinies are fundamentally linked to race - distinguish this remarkable memoir of growing up black in the American Midwest in the turbulent 1950s and 1960s. Set in an Ohio steel town and an exclusive, upstate New York private university, Dancing with Strangers is an evocative remembrance of an American's coming of age during the decade preceding the sixties' revolutionary transformation of Amer... View more info