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Care Packages by  Dana Reeve - First Edition 1st Printing - 1999 - from Fully Booked (SKU: 003746)

Care Packages

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Care Packages

by Reeve, Dana

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  • First
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ISBN 10
0375500766
ISBN 13
9780375500763
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New York: Random House, Inc., 1999. BOOK: Corners, Spine, Boards Bumped; Edges Lightly Soiled. DUST JACKET: Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. SUB-TITLE: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers and Other Friends. BOOK DESIGN BY: Caroline Cunningham. JACKET PHOTOGRAPHY: Simon Lee. JACKET DESIGN: Kapo Ng. CONTENTS: Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. In the Beginning; 2. The Waiting Room; I Knew You When (1961 to 1970); 3. Overcoming Adversity; I Knew You When (1970 to 1974); 4. Kids; I Knew You When (1974 to 1979); 5. Thoughts and Prayers; 6. Cures and Recommendations; I Knew You When (1979 to 1985); 7. The Playing Fields; I Knew You When (1986 to 1993); 8. Backstage; 9. Political Life; I Knew You When (1994 to 1995); Some Final Words: From Dana to Chris. SYNOPSIS: "This book is a thank-you letter. A long overdue reply to all of the people who, during one of the most difficult and painful periods my family has had to endure, took time and wrote to us; faxed us; phoned or visited us; prayed for us; joined hands for us; sent us flowers, gifts, white light, religious tokens and talismans, books, tapes, drawings, funny stories and jokes that made us laugh, tales of overcoming hardship that inspired us and gave us hope..." When Christopher Reeve was paralyzed in a riding accident on May 27, 1995, letters poured in from around the world, some addressed only to "Superman, USA." It was an astonishing demonstration of sympathy and support for a man who had become an American icon. In Care Packages, Dana Reeve, Christopher's wife, has collected some of the most unforgettable letters and gifts that her family received. There are thoughts and prayers from Hollywood's greatest stars, like Katharine Hepburn ("My golly what a mess") and Robert De Niro, politicians and presidents, and, of course, the everyday heroes who have prevailed in the face of nearly overwhelming adversity to lead rich and fulfilling lives. These letters are inspiring, funny, surprising, and always deeply touching. Some writers offer advice (listen to jazz, try LSD psychotherapy, get a cat), while others simply tell their own stories in a beautiful gesture of hope and community. And sometimes the youngest fans say it best ("I'm sorry that you fell off your horse. Let's hope it won't happen again"; "I broke my neck…im ok now. I hope you will be too"). But Care Packages is not only about the "strangers and other friends" who have had such a profound effect on the Reeves. With an introduction to each chapter by Dana Reeve, it is also the story of a marriage and a family facing the ultimate test--from the fear of the emergency room to the long, hard days of rehab to the bittersweet moments of a wedding anniversary--and reaffirming their commitment in a thousand new ways. Dana Reeve is an actress, singer, mother, wife, public speaker, volunteer, and activist. She lives in New York with her husband, son, visiting stepchildren, and adopted dog, Chamois.. First Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Bookseller
Fully Booked CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
003746
Title
Care Packages
Author
Reeve, Dana
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
As New
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0375500766
ISBN 13
9780375500763
Publisher
Random House, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1999
Keywords
Biography,Entertainers
Bookseller catalogs
Biography - Entertainers;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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For a good portion of the 1990's, our family was interested in the idea of entering the used book business. We are all avid readers, book lovers, and book collectors who cannot pass a bookstore without popping in. Family trips to the library and our local used bookstore were a regularity while growing up. With each of us having interests in different genres (with a little overlapping here and there), we cover a lot of bases. The thought of having a store of our own was appealing, and the hunt was on - both for stock and a location.
We thought to combine under one roof many different things that would appeal to readers and book lovers. Not only used books, but some new items as well. Bookmarks (to ward off dog-eared pages), bookends (to keep those out-of-control collections under control), bookplates (to label books on the "Can I borrow that?" circuit to ensure that they always found their way home), book repair tape (to lend a helping hand to collectors with tattered favourites in their collections), and so on. With an interest in book-themed knick knacks as well, we had two sides to our would-be business: books and knick-knacks. Hence the business was born.
In the early part of 1998 we bought a commercial property, and in the summer we first opened our doors in a storefront in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. With start-up stock consisting of a garage full of books hand-picked for just such a venture that we purchased from someone who changed their plans, we were in business.
For several years we operated in this storefront, growing our business and learning about the industry and the backbone of it - the customers. It was very satisfying to be present at the end of someone's book quest, as we were quite often. Many a time we heard shouts of joy from somewhere in the shop as customers happened upon just what they'd been looking for (oftentimes for quite a while). At other times, people would approach us with bits and pieces of information that they remembered from long ago favourites in hopes that we could at least help them come up with an author or title to help in their search, which we often times did, with the book in hand. And when we couldn't come up with anything on our own, we would pick the brains of other customers in conversation, or turn to the internet for help for them. For us, quality and selection of stock go hand-in-hand with customer service. One isn't much good without the other.
But times, people, places, and lives change and after several years in our storefront we made a change of our own - in 2004 we relocated to the internet. Now a home-based business in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, we are gradually bringing our inventory online here.
We carry used paperbacks, hardbacks, and magazines for both adults and children. We have thousands upon thousands of books that are not yet listed for sale on the internet, but are gradually making their way there.Fully Booked sells on Biblio.com, as well as on other online venues: abebooks.com (as Past Pages), alibris.com (under Lisa Van Munster), amazon.ca (as resurrectedreads), Etsy.com (as OutOfOurHands), and from time to time on ebay.ca (as littleredreadinghood or thebigbadbookseller).

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