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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-south c... 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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Space A Memoir

By: Kercheval, Jesse Lee

Price: $18.40

Publisher: North Carolina, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 004445

ISBN: 1565121465

Condition: Near Fine in As New dust jacket

The book is slightly cocked. ; Looking back at a time when America was on the brink of all the big changes coming by way of Apollo 11, The Feminine Mystique, and the Vietnam War, this high-spirited memoir focuses on what it was like back then - for a girl. The author opens her story in 1966 when she was a precocious ten-year-old whose family moved from Washington, D. C. To Cocoa, Florida. Bedroom community to the rocket launchers, Cocoa was a town rising out of a swamp. Living in their brand new home, the family tried to ride the Space Race's tide of optimism. But the Kercheval family was spir... View more info