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1 Barnes, Kim In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country
New York Doubleday 1996 0385478208 / 9780385478205 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Barnes on the title page. A Review Copy stamp to the free endpaper. A tiny stain to the bottom of a preliminary page. Barnes here recalls growing up in the '70s as a child in a born-again religious family and her struggles between her faith and her need for acceptance by her more worldly classmates. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Blunt, Judy Breaking Clean
New York Knopf 2002 0375401318 / 9780375401312 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Blunt. Slight rubbing to the bottom page edges. A memoir of growing up a cattleman's daughter in northeastern Montana in the 1950s and '60s. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Brown, Rachel Manija All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India
New York Rodale Press 2005 1594861390 / 9781594861390 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Brown on the title page. Light rubbing to the edge of the dust jacket folds. A memoir of growing up weird on an ashram in India.; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.50 USD
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4 Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Weston, Herbert T. Brother Men: The Correspondence Of Edgar Rice Burroughs And Herbert T. Weston
Durham, North Carolina Duke University Press 2005 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in glossy illustrated wrappers. Edited by Matt Cohen, who also provides an introduction. Cohen is the great-grandson of Weston, who was a childhood friend of Burroughs. The two corresponded throughout their lives and Weston kept carbon copies of his letters--a stroke of luck for Cohen, since he had access to both sides of this correspondence. 
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5 Caldwell, Gail A Strong West Wind A Memoir
New York Random House 2006 1400062489 / 9781400062485 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Caldwell. An Advance Reading Copy in printed wrappers. A Pulitzer Prize winner for her work as chief book critic of the Boston Globe, Caldwell recalls a Fifties childhood in the Texas Panhandle and her escape through books and, eventually, rebellion in the Sixties. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.50 USD
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The End of the World As We Know It: Scenes from a Life, Goolrick, Robert
6 Goolrick, Robert The End of the World As We Know It: Scenes from a Life
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2007 1565124812 / 9781565124813 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Goolrick on the title page. The author's memoir of a Southern childhood marred by alcoholism and an adulthood mired in loneliness, substance abuse and self-mutilation. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 McMurtry, Larry Paradise
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
An Advance Reading copy in the publisher's blue and yellow wrappers. Weaving together meditation and travelogue in this memoir, the author takes the reader through two very different worlds - his parents' long and rocky marriage and the remote Marquesas Islands of the South Pacific. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Malibu Diary: Notes from an Urban Refugee, O'Malley, Penelope Grenoble
8 O'Malley, Penelope Grenoble Malibu Diary: Notes from an Urban Refugee
Reno, NV University of Nevada Press 2004 0874175666 / 9780874175660 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by O'Malley on the half title page. Fed up with traffic and concrete, O'Malley flees the hectic pace of Los Angeles in exchange for quiet small-town life, or so she thinks. ; Signed by Author 
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9 Olender, Terrys T. For the Prosecution: Miss Deputy D.A.
Philadelphia Chilton Book Company 1961 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Olender on the front free endpaper, and dated in 1964. The author has added "Miss Deputy D.A." below her signature. The author's memoir of how she became the first woman prosecutor in Los Angeles to try major felonies. Bottom corners bumped, and moderate rubbing to the dust jacket, with some minor paper loss to the spine ends. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Phillips, Glasgow The Royal Nonesuch Or, What Will I Do when I Grow Up?
New York Black Cat 2006 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Phillips. An Uncorrected Proof in plain blue wrappers. Slight crease to the bottom corner. The author of Tuscaloosa describes the warm reception of his debut novel and devastating rejection of his second work, a turnabout that prompted his partnership with best friend and independent producer Jason McHugh, with whom he launched an Internet company during the boom of the late 1990s. ; Signed by Author 
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11 Shulman, Alix Kates Drinking the Rain
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1995 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in wrappers. The author describes the results of her abrupt decision, at the age of 50, to spend summers in a crude cabin on an island off the Maine coast. 
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12 Texier, Catherine Breakup (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York Doubleday 1998 0385492685 / 9780385492683 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Texier. A sticker shadow to the free endpaper. Texier, French-born novelist and co-founder of the East Village literary magazine Between C & D, writes about the discovery of her husband's adultery in what was to be the last year of their marriage. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Thomas, Abigail Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2000 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in plain orange wrappers. An intimate memoir about marriage and motherhood, looking back on a life of love and mistakes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Vernon, John A Book of Reasons
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1999 0395944775 / 9780395944776 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Vernon on the half-title page. Small tear to the bottom corner. The author chronicles his brother's tragic and mostly concealed descent into a reclusive lifestyle, living in squalor with his own trash and seldom leaving the house, in a moving memoir of a life gone wrong. ; Signed by Author 
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An Alphabetical Life  Living It Up in the World of Books, Werris, Wendy
15 Werris, Wendy An Alphabetical Life Living It Up in the World of Books
New York Carroll & Graf 2006 078671817X / 9780786718177 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Werris on the title page. In this memoir, the author charts her journey from summer clerk at the legendary Pickwick Bookshop in Hollywood, to sales representative for high-profile publishing houses such as Phaidon and Oxford University Press. A paperback original. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Words for a Deaf Daughter, West, Paul
16 West, Paul Words for a Deaf Daughter
New York Harper & Row 1970 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A review copy with publisher's slip and promotional photo laid in. The author reflects upon his daughter's struggles to overcome the isolation imposed by her deafness. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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