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As a Man Thinketh (From the Series "The Presidents Weekly Messages)
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As a Man Thinketh (From the Series "The Presidents Weekly Messages)

By Danforth, Wm. (William) H

St. Louis: Ralston Purina Company, 1924. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Signed. cloth over flexible board covers; gilt lettering and decorations; Signed and inscribed on the ffep by the author. some dampstain around border of front endpapers; 1.5 inch spot of odd adhesive on the back board cloth. internally in wonderful condition; A collection of Danforth's weekly messages of inspiration, published by Purina on the 30th anniversary of the company's founding.

$50.00

Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need
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Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need

By Barry, Dave

New York: Ballantine Books, 1999-03-01. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. edge wear; Complete with maps, histories, quaint local facts (France's National Underwear Changing Day is March 12), song lyrics, helpful hints on how to get through Customs (all insects must be spayed), and tidbits from Dave Barry's own fond vacation nightmares, this book features everything readers need to know in this incredibly insane comprehensive reference from a Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist.

$1.00

Whad'Ya Know?
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Whad'Ya Know?

By Feldman, Michael

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1991-08-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The first collection of essays from the host of Whad'ya Know?, public radio's hottest new comedy talk show and semi-quiz program (where the answers are unknowable to anyone but the host). Feldman's essays on life in the Midwest are funny and endearing, and have a ring of truth that clangs like a milk bucket hitting a cement floor.

$2.99

Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus
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Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus

By Barry, Dave

New York: Crown, 1997-09-30. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear, cover crease; Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Dave Barry reveals the shocking secret of this biplanetary androgyny in a transparent attempt to get on some afternoon talk shows and sell a few extra copies of this latest collection of his hilarious columns.10 photos.

$1.99

Reader's Digest 20th Anniversary Anthology
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Reader's Digest 20th Anniversary Anthology

Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. paper over boards, edge wear, corners bumped, spine cover torn at top and bottom edges; An anthology of stories and articles from the first 20 years of Reader's Digest Magazine.

$2.99

Sweetness and Light (Belles-Lettres series)
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Sweetness and Light (Belles-Lettres series)

By Arnold, Matthew

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. decorated white cloth boards, some soiling and edge wear; Part of Atemus' Belles-Lettres series of important essays.Sweetness and Light, originally published as part of Arnold's critique of the spirit of his age, Culture and Anarchy, is responsible for popularizing the phrase.

$12.00

Conversation
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Conversation

By De Quincey, Thomas

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. edge wear, some light soiling to white cloth (leatherette) boards; silver decorations and lettering; hinge split;

$10.00

Work
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Work

By Ruskin, John

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. light soiling to white leatherette boards with silver and brown decorations; small hole (nail or tack) through top edge of boards;

$10.00

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up
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Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

By Barry, Dave

New York: Ballantine Books, 2001-02-27. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is back with another collection of his wackiest columns regarding real-life, laugh-out-loud stories from across America

$1.00

Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By Sedaris, David

New York: Back Bay Books, 2001-06-05. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.

$1.00

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By Sedaris, David

New York: Back Bay Books, 2005-05-31. Paperback. Fair. spine creasing, edge and cover wear; Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain: hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy, the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family, and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds.

$1.00

People, Places, and Books

By Highet, Gilbert

New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; bit of edge wear to the boards and jacket, slight soiling to page ends;

$1.99

A Modest Proposal
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A Modest Proposal

By Swift, Jonathan

Logan, Iowa: The Perfection Form Company, nd. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. Very Good. light edge wear; 16-page staple-bound pamphlet reprinting Swift's "A Modest Proposal for Preventing The Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public

$2.00

Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays
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Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays

By Waller, Robert James

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1994-04-12. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to dust jacket; Robert James Waller began the pieces in this book on a warm, green morning in the summer of 1983. He hadn't set out to be a writer. He just needed to record his feelings about people and animals and things he cared about. His first story, ''Ridin' Along in Safety with Kennedy and Kuralt,'' told about being young and a musician, and how playing ''The Wabash Cannonball'' one day in a roadside bar changed the rest of his life. The Des Moines Register printed the essay, and people began asking for more. The result is Old Songs in a New Cafe. A work of nonfiction, it takes you inside Robert James Waller's mind and world...revealing insightful experiences from his own life and, with his special magic, illuminating those poignant moments most of us share. Few writers possess the power to move us. Even fewer become legends in their own time. Robert James Waller has done both. Just as you have loved his best-selling novels, you will love...

$1.99

Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door
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Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

By Truss, Lynne

New York: Gotham Books, 2005-11-08. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. slight edge wear to boards and jacket; Taking on the boorish behavior that for some has become a point of pride, this is a rallying cry for courtesy and a colorful call to arms. When did society become so thoughtless? It's a topic that has been simmering for years, and the author says it's now reached the boiling point.

$1.99

The Conscience of a Majority

By Goldwater, Barry M.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; 248 pages;

$1.99

Germany Road and Beyond

By Ernenwein, Raymond P

Sherburne, NY: Heritage Press, 1970. Paperback. Very Good. 96 pages; some edge wear, light soiling; essays about life in Central New York in the early 1900s

$10.00

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

By Kerr, Jean

New York: Crest, 1959. Mass Market Paperback. Fair. 143 pages; heavy spine wear, edge wear, cover creasing; In this unique collection of essays, Kerr captures the perils of motherhood, wifehood, self-hood, and other assorted challenges. Listen and learn "How to Decorate in One Easy Breakdown" and the secret of "Aunt Jean's Marshmallow Fudge Diet".

$1.99

The Pritchett Century (Modern Library)
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The Pritchett Century (Modern Library)

By Pritchett, V. S

New York: Modern Library, 1997-11-11. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 704 pages; slight scuffing; Sir Victor Pritchett was born in 1900, and over the course of the century, mastered nearly every form of literature--the novel, short fiction, travel writings, criticism, and memoir. Now, Sir Victor's son Oliver has selected representative samples from each of his father's disciplines to illustrate the tremendous scope of Victor Pritchett's brilliance. Here is the best of Sir Victor's work together in one volume.

$7.99

Along The Way: Farm Life During the 1920s-1930s-1940s Plus Pioneer Historical Background

By Stech, Robert

Self-Published, 1976. First Edition. Trade paperback. Good. 167 pages; scuffing to cover, some edge wear; essays on the work, the pleasures, the way of living in a Southern Iowa Farming Community during the 20s-40s;

$9.00

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