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In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country

By: Barnes, Kim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17898


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 View more info

Breaking Clean

By: Blunt, Judy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11179


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 View more info

All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India

By: Brown, Rachel Manija

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Rodale Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5688


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 View more info

Brother Men: The Correspondence Of Edgar Rice Burroughs And Herbert T. Weston

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Weston, Herbert T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16759


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. View more info

A Strong West Wind A Memoir

By: Caldwell, Gail

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13615


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 View more info

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The End of the World As We Know It: Scenes from a Life

By: Goolrick, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21314


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 View more info

Paradise

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15700


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. View more info

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Malibu Diary: Notes from an Urban Refugee

By: O'Malley, Penelope Grenoble

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reno, NV, University of Nevada Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5583


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 View more info

For the Prosecution: Miss Deputy D.A.

By: Olender, Terrys T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Chilton Book Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17672


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 View more info

The Royal Nonesuch Or, What Will I Do when I Grow Up?

By: Phillips, Glasgow

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Black Cat: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6554


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 View more info

Drinking the Rain

By: Shulman, Alix Kates

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17421


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. View more info

Breakup (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Texier, Catherine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12421


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 View more info

Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life

By: Thomas, Abigail

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17068


An Uncorrected Proof in plain orange wrappers. An intimate memoir about marriage and motherhood, looking back on a life of love and mistakes. View more info

A Book of Reasons

By: Vernon, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9314


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 View more info

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An Alphabetical Life Living It Up in the World of Books

By: Werris, Wendy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6863


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 View more info

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Words for a Deaf Daughter

By: West, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21819


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. View more info