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Horizontal Woman

By: Berger, Suzanne E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19470


Author's publicity photo is laid in. A woman with a temporary but grievous disability reveals what it is to be immobile and horizontal in a world of the mobile and vertical. View more info

The Games We Played: A Celebration of Childhood and Imagination

By: Cohen, Steven A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20126


Briefly inscribed by George Plimpton at his contribution. An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers. In this anthology of childhood reminiscences, poets, sports figures, entertainers, and politicians share brief chapters of spontaneous group activities, as well as individual free-time pursuits. ; Signed by Contributor View more info

Family: American Writers Remember Their Own

By: Fiffer, Sharon Sloan and Steve Fiffer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20119


Signed at their contributions by Edwidge Danticat, Alice Hoffman, Chang-rae Lee, Elizabeth McCracken, Whitney Otto and Bob Shacochis. Original pieces by authors who recall family members who have had an impact on their lives. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Long Before Forty

By: Forester, C. S.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16416


A gift inscription on the free endpaper. A bump to the corners of the front board. An attractive copy with very little wear to the dust jacket. An autobiography of the author's early years, along with the notes to The Hornblower Companion. View more info

My Grandfather's Book: Generations of an American Family

By: Gildner, Gary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20015


Inscribed by Gildner on the title page, and dated in Colorado Springs in 2005. Believing that the last book his grandfather ever read, the one he was buried with, was Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Gildner reflects on his relationship to literature and writing and how that is related to his roots as a Slovakian.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Journals of Spalding Gray

By: Gray, Spalding; Casey, Nell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9438


An Uncorrected Proof in gray wrappers. A small tear to the front cover. The troubled ruminations of the celebrated actor and writer, entries that darken as they approach his death by suicide in 2004. View more info

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Jack Corbett: Mariner

By: Hatch, A. S.; Denny Hatch

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Quantuck Lane Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22054


Inscribed by Denny Hatch who provides the afterword, great-grandson of A. S. Hatch. An autobiographical narrative of life aboard a sailing vessel in the mid 19th century. Illustrated, glossary. ; 269 pages; Signed by Contributor View more info

Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid

By: Lau, Evelyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press: 1995

Edition: First Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 19501


Originally published as a mass market paperback in 1989. Lau's journal, a best seller in her native Canada, is a brutally frank account of her life on the streets of Vancouver after running away from a traditional Chinese home at the age of 14. View more info

In Pursuit of the English

By: Lessing, Doris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Granada Publishing Limited: 1977

Seller ID: 19536


Light foxing to the page edges. Offers a portrait of Londoners living in a working class rooming house, including a con man, a woman who flings herself down two flights of stairs to avoid having another child, and a prostitute. View more info

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Nobody's Perfect

By: McLain, Denny with Dave Diles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22034


Spotting to the top of the page edges, and a short closed tear to the price-clipped dust jacket. View more info

No Heroes

By: Offutt, Chris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17725


An Uncorrected Proof in yellow wrappers. The author recalls his painful but ultimately revealing attempts to return home to the rural hills of Kentucky to give back to his community and to record the story of his parents-in-law, Holocaust survivors who had emigrated from Poland in 1946. View more info

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The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir

By: Reeves, James A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21164


Signed by Reeves. A paperback original with light rubbing. In this road memoir, Reeves drove along the back roads taking pictures and looking for answers, kept company by the nervous chatter of talk radio and the ambient drone of twenty-four-hour diners.; Signed by Author View more info

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Lost in Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)

By: Salzman, Mark

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16157


Signed by Salzman on the title page. The author's memoir of his Connecticut childhood tells of his early adolescent devotion to Zen and Kung Fu. By the author of The Soloist. A signed Uncorrected Proof in the publisher's blue-and-white wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess

By: Sargent, Inge

Price: $79.00

Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawai`i Press: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22347


Third Printing. Signed and inscribed by Sargent, and dated in 2000. Creasing to the covers. The author has added something in what's likely either Shan or Burmese beneath her name. Sargent reflects back on her cross-cultural marriage to the prince of Hsipaw, an autonomous state within Burma, a marriage that prospered until the 1962 coup d'etat and takeover by dictator Ne Win. ; 216 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Rainbow's End A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm

By: St. John, Lauren

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13813


An Advance Reading Copy in pictorial printed wrappers. Set against the backdrop of the Rhodesian civil war, St. John's memoir of growing up on a farm and game preserve in the 1970s conjures up the smells and sounds of the African bush and the era's climate of unashamed racism and feverish patriotism. View more info

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The Autobiography of William Zeckendorf

By: Zeckendorf, William with Edward McCreary

Price: $541.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22436


Signed and dated by Zeckendorf on the half-title page, three months before the official publication date. Rubbing to the price-clipped dust jacket. Nicks to the corners, and a short tear to the head of the spine. The autobiography of the New York real estate developer, whom Corbusier claimed did more for American architecture than anyone else. Illustrated, index. ; 312 pages; Signed by Author View more info