This is the softcover only stated Bantam Edition from November 1976. Other than a hint of cover wear, the book is in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find AUTOBIOGRAPHY COLLECTIBLE.Very Good
New York, NY Dell: Laurel, 1988. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: very light wear to the extremities; faintest hairline crease top to bottom near the front hinge and a couple of barely discernible hairline creases at the backstrip; the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. Pages tanned a bit, due to aging. No longer pristine, but remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy showing minimial wear and possessing a clean text. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 16mo. 276pp. Mass Market Paperback. The Eden Express is fascinating and very delightful book, full of insight and well worth reading. Not many books tackle the admittedly difficult issue of describing insanity from the inside out (i.e., in the form of a first-person recollection), and this book is truly useful for those looking for such a work. It's hard to imagine anyone doing it better. I can see this as a practical "must read" for medical professionals looking to identify more closely with their patients, or for anyone who just wants a more personal account of the subject matter than that often offered by dry, sterile medical textbooks. Mark's writing style is quite good, but also highly personal. He doesn't seem aloof or like somebody with whom we can't identify (as many people who have experienced mental illnesses inevitably do): he seems like just one of us. The emotions and problems he was going through are certainly things that many of us can relate to (especially those of us who lived through the times that the the book describes) - although the cause for his schizophrenia was never, of course, fully discovered, a lot of things, as Mark says, "happened all at once": his steady girlfriend cheating on him, his parents breaking up, his father becoming famous. Although Mark's writing style is nothing like his father's, the two do share a similar sense of humor. This, coupled with the delightfully personal aspect of the prose, makes this a great read for those interested in its subject matter. Reccommended.
New York: Praeger Publishers,. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1975. Hard Cover. 0275225305 . 214 pages, cloth, dj, lacks front blank endpaper otherwise very good. From the dj: In 1969 Mark Vonnegut graduated from Swarthmore College. Bored with East Coast academia, suspicious of his father's (Kurt Vonnegut) sudden literary notoriety, and determined to stay true to the principles of hippiedom, Mark headed for the wilds of British Columbia to build a commune and find his panacea. Two years later, on Valentine's Day, 1971, Vonnegut was committed to Hollywood Psychiatric Hospital in Vancouver - diagnosed severely schizophrenic. What is schizophrenia? Vonnegut himself has no simple answers, but his account gives us a startlingly clear and chilling vision of what it is to be mad, and he offers practical, down-to-earth suggestions for patients, friends, families, and medical professionals on how to deal with mental illness. .
London: Jonathan Cape, 1976. The personal story of author's experience of Schizophrenia on a hippie commune. BOOK: a clean and crisp copy, light bumps to spine ends, in JACKET: bright, light edge turn, one tiny clsd tear to bottom edge. Nice copy still."Descriptions are as extensive as possible, to include some minor points and to assist the potential purchaser".. Hardcover. Near Fine ( See Comments )/Very Good+ [unclipped]. 8vo.
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Bookthrift Co, 1984. minor edge and corner wear, some very light discoloration, super nice crisp and clean used copy!. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
New York: Praeger, 1975. Fourth printing. Hardcover. Very Good++/very good +. Unmarked, firmly bound copy. "Most diseases can be separated from one's self . . . schizophrenia is something we are." So begins Mark Vonnegut's depiction of his descent into, and eventual emergence from, mental illness. An ALA Notable Book.
Praeger Publishers, 1975. (Book Club--unstated) Brown cloth, spine lightly askew, very tiny scratch at bottom front left, another near spine middle, 244 lightly browned pages. DJ has same small photo of Kurt Vonnegut's adult son on front and back, tears to most edges, especially spine. Poor DJ/Good book.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Cloth. Good/Poor.