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I'M a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 003181

ISBN: 076790382X

Condition: As New

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 time... View more info

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Tales from the Scale

By: Shea, Erin J.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Avon, MA, Polka Dot Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004110

ISBN: 1593373287

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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"... View more info

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The People's Choice : a Cautionary Tale

By: Greenfield, Jeff

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001068

ISBN: 0399138129

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

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 ... View more info