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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

ISBN: 0786884142

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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, and on television, where the tales he spun made him a Tonight Show regular. Darkly funny, shockingly raw, and everywhere makin... 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

ISBN: 0786884142

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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, and on television, where the tales he spun made him a Tonight Show regular. Darkly funny, shockingly raw, and everywhere makin... View more info

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Ali in Wonderland And Other Tall Tales

By: Wentworth, Ali

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Harper: 2013

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004389

ISBN: 0061998583

Condition: New


1" black remainder mark on the bottom. ; Ali, who rebelled against her blue-blood upbringing, takes us through the looking glass from her childhood among Washington's elite and a stint in a New England prep school to her days doing L. A. Sketch comedy alongside Will Farrell and Lisa Kudrow. Throughout is her mother, Muffie, a flawlessly elegant, no-nonsense force of nation with pure WASP convictions. Married to George Stephanopoulos, this memoir is a delightful look at life that is both intimate and uprorious. ; Remainder; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages View more info

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American Chica Two Worlds, One Childhood

By: Arana, Marie

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 004370

ISBN: 0385319630

Condition: Near Fine


This book was a National Book Award Finalist. In her father's Peruvian family, Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother's American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken's neck for dinner. She shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. It was wen she immigrated with her family to the United States that she came to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who was "a north-sou... View more info

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Another Way Home, the Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family

By: Ronne, Hartfield

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The University Of Chicago Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004272

ISBN: 0226318214

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Hartfield notes the dearth of stories about African Americans who have occupied the area of mixed race with ease and harmony for generations. Her moving family history is filled with such stories, , told in her beautifully crafted and unsentimental prose. She celebrates the special occasion of being born and reared in a household where being a woman of mixed race could be a fundamental source of strength, vitality, and courage. Throughout her book, Hartfield portrays mixed-race Americans navigating the challenges of their lives with resilience and grace, making this book an intimate and compel... View more info

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As Good As I Could Be: a Memoir about Raising Wonderful Children in Difficult Times

By: Cheever, Susan

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002922

ISBN: 0684863413

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Having children transforms us - by the amazing power of our love for them and theirs for us, by the anger they are able to provoke in us, and because in order to be good parents to our children, we must admit we are no longer children ourselves. Susan Cheever, bestselling author, describes that transformation in passionate, compelling, moving prose. Raising a daughter, 18, and a son, 11, they have all survived divorce, blending families, issues at school, eating disorders, and alcoholism. Provocative, perceptive, wise and unflinchingly honest, this book is the touchstone for all parents who ar... View more info

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Beaumarchais

By: Lever, Maurice; Emanuel, Susan (translated by)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2009

Seller ID: 004343

ISBN: 0374113289

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


This is a compelling portrait of a man whose activities as politician, publisher, entrepeneur, spy, rebel, but most notable a playwright, brought him fame. He was a political visionary who supported American revolutionaries on the eve of his country's own upheavel, a reckless entrepeneur, and an early champion of the rights of artists and intellectual property. Most of all we meet a writer whose wit and brilliance were matched only by his determination to publish on his own terms - even at the risk of political exile. The author recreates the exciting times of the famed Comedie-Francaise, and ... View more info

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Dancing with Strangers: a Memoir

By: Watkins, Mel

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001565

ISBN: 0684808641

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


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 American society. A dramatic, novelistically rendered account, it is the story of an individual's triumphant struggle for persona... View more info

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Eiffel by Eiffel

By: Coupérie-Eiffel, Philippe; Bouvard, Dominique; Laredo, Joseph (translated by)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland, Edition Olms Zurich: 2014

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 004357

ISBN: 3283012393

Condition: New in New dust jacket


NEW - Gustave Eiffel was the creator of the supreme symbol of Paris, which was quite revolutionary at the time. From the age of 25 the young engineer was entrusted with the construction of a railway bridge in Bordeaux which fired his ambition and earned him the respect of colleagues. He made a mark on every corner of the globe with his striking and distinctive designs for over 300 buildings, which included the framework for the Statue of Liberty. In 1892 he withdrew from the public eye after being implicated in a scandal, but his creativity blossomed, researching aerodynamics and developing of... View more info

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Ever the Winds of Chance

By: Sandburg, Carl

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Chicago, IL, University Of Illinois Press: 1983

Seller ID: 004240

ISBN: 0252010892

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


With an introduction by Margaret Sandburg (daughter) and George Hendrick, this is a fascinating memoir summoning the past of joy and pain with extraordinary vividness and particularity. This is a sequel to Always the Young Strangers (1953) , and was left unfinished at Sandburg's death. It chronicles his college years and early adulthood, a restless decade - but also includes life between school years and after college, working briefly as a fireman, salesman, copywriter, budding poet and socialist. The jacket is in a protective cover, and the brown cloth binding has gold lettering. Former owner... View more info

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From My Grandmother's Bedside

By: Field, Norma

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University Of California Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000075

ISBN: 0520208447

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The author of this memoir lived in Japan during her childhood, and her adult years in the United States. She went back to Japan in the 1990's to tend to her gravely ill grandmother; modern postwar Japan made a great impression on her, which she discusses in juxtaposition with her life in the United States. Many subjects are important to both countries including facets of how the war affected individuals, biracial/bicultural families, last farewells of kamikaze pilots, and the dehumanizing effect of Japan's postwar economic boom. A strong, intimate look at happenings mostly not familiar to Amer... View more info

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Garlic and Sapphires The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

By: Reichl, Ruth

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Penguin Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 004444

ISBN: 1594200319

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The jacket has a small chip at the top and bottom front corner. ; This is a delicious and compulsively readable account of the author's experience as an undercover food critic for the New York Times. She throws back the curtain on the sumptuously appointed stages of the epicurean world to reveal the comic absurdity, artifice and excellence there, giving us her remarkable reflections on role playing and identity. She also includes some of her favorite recipes and reviews. She writes of her disguises "Every restaurant is a theater. . . Even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to bec... View more info

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Houdini: Art and Magic

By: Rapaport, Brooke Kamin

Price: $33.12

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2010

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004441

ISBN: 0300146841

Condition: New with No dust jacket as issued


The book is still in publishers shrinkwrap. This well-illustrated volume is a biography of Harry Houdini's life and work. Compiled in conjunction with the Jewish Museum, essays about Houdini are accompanied by interviews with novelist E. L. Doctorow, Teller, Kenneth Silverman, and more. One of Houdini's passions, aside from performing, was outing fake spiritualists. All is in this book with much more. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 280 pages View more info

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Inked

By: Hart, Carey and Palmer, Chris

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Artisan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004286

ISBN: No

Condition: New


Freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart is a heavily tattooed celebrity whose tattoo studio in Las Vegas was featured on A&E; s in hit reality series Inked. The shop caters to celebrities, locals and tourists. There they find original and irreverent tattoos, which are now brought to you in a unique mix of attitude and beauty. This book shows 70 evocative portraits that confound our expectations. Photos of seemingly ordinary people - businessmen, receptionists, and mothers - in their everyday dress are juxtaposed with images that reveal their elaborate skin art. There are also hip and sultry photo... View more info

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Invisible a Memoir

By: De Montalembert, Hugues

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Attria: 2010

Seller ID: 004249

ISBN: No

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This is an impressionistic memoir of an artist who was blinded in a sudden act of violence leading to a profound meditation on what it means to see and be seen. One summer night in 1978, the author returned to his New York City apartment to find two men robbing him. In a violent struggle, one of the assailants threw paint thinner in Hugues' face. Within a few hours, he was completely blind. This book moves beyond those horrific events to his solo travels around the world, and the remarkable way he learned to "see" without the use of his eyes. His status changed in the eyes of other peo... 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

ISBN: 0306812975

Condition: New with no dust jacket


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 titled The Emerald City) was released in 1900. It quickly became a bestseller and has remained so ever since. When Oz was tra... View more info

Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

By: Countess Of Carnarvon

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder & Soughton: 2014

Edition: First Softcover Edition; First Softcover Printing

Seller ID: 004532

ISBN: 1444762125

Condition: Very Good


This book looks at the lives of a beautiful American heiress, and a young Lord at an English castle. Catherine Wendell was only twenty years old when she married Lord Porchester and became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the setting for Jullian Fellowes' Downton Abbey. Charming and charismatic, Catherine caught the eye of Lord Porchester at a ball in 1922. They fell deeply in love and less than a year later Catherine found herself suddenly in charge of a small army of staff, hosting lavish banquets and weekend house parties at Highclere Castle. But as the 1920s drew to a close, Catherine b... View more info

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Let Me Tell You a Story

By: Auerbach, Red; Feinstein, John

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Little Brown: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004274

ISBN: 0316738239

Condition: New in New dust jacket


As a living legend amongst sports fans, Red Auerbach - the fiery coach who led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships, eight of them consecutive - has long been renowned for his formidable personality: brash, opinionated , and unfailingly accurate. In this book, Auerbach's unique experiences in sports and Feinstein's unparalleled skills as a storyteller combine to produce one of the mostly richly entertaining books ever written about the game of baseball. The jacket's back flap has a 1" vertical tear at the fold. Includes 8 pages of photos and an index. ; Octavo (standard book size);... View more info

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Liars & Legends

By: Emily Ellison & Chuck Perry; Geeorge Lindsey (Foreword by)

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Rutledge Hill Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004297

ISBN: 1401602037

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Turner South network reaches over seven million people across six states in the southeast, and its TV show Liars & Legends exposes what's most unique, most interesting and most downright bizarre about the region. If you venture into these pages you will learn about the beast that resides in the swamps near Bishopville, South Carolina, the town that kept a secret for thirty years, and the dog-rabbit creature that became the bane of the Bell family. Whether you are superstitious or not, these stories will stir your imagination, provide plenty of intrigue, and always entertain. ; Octavo (standard... View more info

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Mississippi Sissy

By: Sessums, Kevin

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 004454

ISBN: 0312341016

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Very light wear is noted at the corners and spine ends. ; The American South of the 1960s was no place to be different, much less a freak. Back then, boys grew up to become football heroes and marry perfect Southern belles. As for music, you never sang anything in public other than a hymn. But Kevin Sessums knew he was different. His hero was Arlene Francis. He knew the lyrics to Broadway shows tunes as well as he knew the Baptist hymnal. His parents died by the time he was eight years old, so he was a solitary little boy. But he learned to survive by drawing family close to him, keeping dark ... View more info

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My Beloved World

By: Sotomayor, Sonia

Price: $15.18

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A Knopf: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004196

Condition: New in New dust jacket


The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. With candor and intimacy, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. ; Octavo (standard book size); 319 pages View more info

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Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life

By: Reeve, Christopher

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., Random House Inc: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002542

ISBN: 0375507787

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Second Printing. Christopher Reeve mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable. He shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He interweaves anecdotes from hiw own life with excerpts from speeches and interviews he's given and with evocative photos taken by his son Matthew. Published on the eve of both his fiftieth birthday and the seventh anniversary of his spinal cord injury, this volume reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted, but to be lived fully with zeal, curiousity, and gratitude. That is a powerful message in itself, ... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0825672759

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


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 in Long Island, New York. 298 pages, included is a Bibliography of Published Volumes, Bibliography of Published Short Stories... View more info

Riding the White Horse Home : a Western Family Album

By: Jordan, Teresa

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Knopf Publishing Group: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000942

ISBN: 0679412190

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This is Teresa Jordan's story of four generations of her family's devotion to the land, a devotion that required both physical courage and psychic endurance. She celebrates the strength and character of the women of her family, the men, the hay crew, cooks, and cowboys. With reverence and grace, she uses the history of her family to mirror the demise of a quintessential American way of life. This is not only Jordan's family history, it is every Western family's story: It is the story of the American West. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Sex Carnival

By: Brownstein, Bill

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Toronto, On, Canada, Ecw Press: 2000

Edition: Unknown; Unknown

Seller ID: 004360

ISBN: 1550224158

Condition: As New


This book is the author's whimsical record of discovering what the world of sex is all about these days. The tour begins backstage at the Porno Oscars in Las Vegas, where endurance is everything. Then a trek through the Playboy mansion in L. A with Hef himself. Take in Amsterdam's red light district and hit the world's biggest sex museums to lap up culture from the mildly titillating to the downright raunchy. Montreal is where he turns up the heat - where swingers, fetishists, porn stars, lap-dancers and naked coiffeurs burn up the sex carnival turf. This book is as entertaining as it is eye-o... View more info