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What It’s Like to Live Now.

By Meredith Maran.

New York, NY Bantam Books, 1995. Hardcover First Edition [1995]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. . INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition [1995]; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very light use. Book shows just a touch of wear to the extremtiies; several tiny, very faint spots at the top edge; just a hint of spine lean, though the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows only mild overall rubbing; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.45 x 1.25 inches). 338 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 6 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$16.27

What It’s Like to Live Now.

By Meredith Maran.

New York, NY Bantam Books, 1995. Hardcover First Edition [1995]; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition [1995]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows light shelving wear along bottom edge of the boards; some barely perceptible smudging at outside edges of text block; just a hint of spine-lean; the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows very mild edgewear; some light wrinkling at upper rear hinge; touch of wear at head of spine; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.45 x 1.25 inches). 338 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 6 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$14.70

The Eden Express.

By Mark Vonnegut.

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.

$24.50

The Sun At Midday: Tales of a Mediterranian Family.
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The Sun At Midday: Tales of a Mediterranian Family.

By Gini Alhadeff.

Hopewell, NJ Ecco Press, 1997. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding shows barely discernible spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 227pp. Trade Paperback.

$3.92

Boomer: Railroad Memoirs.
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Boomer: Railroad Memoirs.

By Linda Niemann.

Berkeley, CA University of California Press, 1990. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows the slightest lean, but remains perfectly secure; else just a hint of shelf wear; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing; else flawless; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 252pp. Hardback with DJ INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$28.22

Notes From an Incomplete Revolution: Real Life Since Feminism.
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Notes From an Incomplete Revolution: Real Life Since Feminism.

By Meredith Maran.

New York, NY Bantam Books, 1997. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows shows a couple of stains at front free endpaper. Binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows very mild rubbing to sheen; former bookseller's 'Autographed' sticker at front face; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. 8vo. 256pp. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$18.42

Notes From an Incomplete Revolution: Real Life Since Feminism.
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Notes From an Incomplete Revolution: Real Life Since Feminism.

By Meredith Maran.

New York, NY Bantam Books, 1997. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows just a hint of spine lean, though the binding remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows the mildest rubbing to its sheen; price unclipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 256pp. Hardback with DJ.

$7.06

Surfing to Saigon: A Personal Combat Memior of a Surfer in Vietnam.

By Patrick Farley.

Santa Cruz, CA Ranger Publications , 1994. Paperback Reprint Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the inside of the front cover. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; outside edges show some faint smudges; dampstain at upper corner of page block, which penetrates perhaps a sixteenth inch for a few pages; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. Reprint edition; formerly entitled "Changes: Eighteen and There". Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$16.27

The Story of My Father.
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The Story of My Father.

By Sue Miller.

New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows price intact. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 174pp. Hardback with DJ. Miller's first nonfiction book, about caring for her Alzheimer's-afflicted father, is a rare example of an illness memoir with widespread appeal. Prospective readers need not have any interest in Alzheimer's; they need only have parents of their own to appreciate this testimony's dignity and grace.

$3.87

Only My Dreams: An English Childhood.

By Hilda Ann Salusbury.

Chicago, IL Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990. Hardcover First Edition [1990], unstated. First Edition [1990], unstated, in accordance with Academy Chicago's customary practice. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of light use: shows light shelfwear along bottom edge of boards; fore-edge shows some faint thumb-soil. Binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows mild rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 271pp. Illustrated with Kathy Blankley's black & white line drawings. Hardback with DJ. Hilda Ann Salusbury grew up in England, and came of age during the period between the wars; this covers 1913 to 1930, a yung woman of the lower middle class . Her mother had her head turned by the dashing soldiers she'd met, and deserted Hilda & her father and 3 siblings, during the First World War . Hilda's Grannie, who had already raised 23 children of her own, took on Hilda and her brothers & sisters, making it 27 . But Granny was frail, and times were hard, so Hilda was forced to leave school to work to help out and to be a ' little mother ' to her brothers and sisters. Domestic service seemed the only path to work for an uneducated, immature, lower class girl in the 1920s. Hilda embarked on a series of adventures, in the home of a ' gentleman ' , in a houseful of invalids in a remote village in Norfolk, and in London, where she tried to seek romance amids the poverty and squalor of the East End . A unique first-hand view ' below stairs ' of a vanished way of life " , with Hilda's eventual training in nursing, and midwifery; nurse and midwife assistant in London's slums, and district nurse. Unaffected and eloquent. There are recollections of sadness but also of exuberantly funny times.

$10.98

Passion Perfect.
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Passion Perfect.

By Annie Ernaux.

London, UK Quartet Books, 1993. Hardcover First Ed UK, so stated. First Ed UK, so stated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mild rubbing ot sheen; price intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 64pp. Translated by Tanya Leslie. Hardback with DJ. Annie Ernaux (born in Lillebonne, Seine-Maritime on 1 September 1940) is a French writer. She won the Prix Renaudot in 1984 for her book La Place, an autobiographical narrative focusing on her relationship with her father and her experiences growing up in a small town in France, and her subsequent process of moving into adulthood and away from her parents' place of origin. As a child, Annie Ernaux lived in Yvetot in Normandy. Very early in her career, she turned away from fiction to concentrate on autobiography. Her work combines historic and individual experiences. She charts her parents' social progression (La place, La honte), her adolescence (Ce qu’ils disent ou rien), her marriage (La femme gelée), her passionate affair with an eastern European man ("Passion Perfect") her abortion (L’événement), Alzheimer's disease (Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit), the death of her mother (Une femme) and breast cancer (L’usage de la photo). Ernaux also wrote L'écriture comme un couteau (which should be understood as Writing as sharp as a knife) with Frédéric-Yves Jeannet. Her latest novel Les années (Gallimard, 2008) is considered her 'magnum opus' and was very well received by the French critics. In this latter book Ernaux writes of herself in third person point of view (elle) for the first time. She gives a vivid look at French society from after Second World War until today. It is the poignant social history of a woman and of the society she lived in. The female character in the book has looked death in the eye; she describes what she realizes will soon be disappearing and how relative that all is, if she should disappear too. Many of her works have been translated into English and published by Seven Stories Press. Ernaux is one of the seven founding authors of the press from which it got its name.

$7.06

Red Azalea: Life and Love in China.
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Red Azalea: Life and Love in China.

By Anchee Min.

London, UK Victor Gollancz Ltd. , 1993. Hardcover First Edition UK, so stated. First Edition UK, so stated. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; shows tiny bump at bottom edge of front board; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 252pp. Hardback with DJ. What it was like growing up in Mao's China, where the soul was secondary to the state, beauty was mistrusted, and love could be punishable by death.

$14.70

Driving by Memory.

By William L. Fox.

Albuquerque,NM University of New Mexico Press, 1999. Hardcover First Edition [1999], so stated. First Edition [1999], so stated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure, but the front boards is slightly bowed; text clean. Dustwrapper shows price intact; mylar-protected. Close to 'As New'. A fresh, clean copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 172pp. Yellow cloth over boards. Brown and white pictorial dustwrapper. Hardback with DJ. Road trips to Las Vegas are the occasion for this entertaining meditation on the quintessentially American experience of driving across the desert. This is a profoundly personal, even idiosyncratic book about the most public of subjects, living in the postmodern West at the end of the millennium and what the cities, the freeways, the open spaces, and the billboards tell us about ourselves.

$10.98