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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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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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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

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My First Cat; Writers and Artists Remember

By: Lovric, Michelle (compiled by)

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Chicago Review Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004279

ISBN: 1556527292

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This is a delightfully fresh look at a favorite subject: Writers and artists, both modern and historical, famous and unknown, describe, with love and wonder, their first experience of owning a cat. They always seem to work themselves deep into the heart of their owners, whether or not cat lovers. Contributers include Emily Bronte, Alexander Dumas, Terry Pratchett, Saki, Louisa May Alcott, and many more. Beautiful illustrations including end papers. The book cover is pictorial; the jacket has a bit of shelf wear at the top, especially at the spine. ; 12mo over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4"; 65 pages 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

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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

ISBN: 0525947698

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 bullies; but he also describes the joys of learning and the thrill of making his first real friends - some of whom he still ... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0743201272

Condition: New with no dust jacket


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 Boy, Hays' new world begins to intersect with his own history as he grapples with his mother's death and watches his grandch... View more info