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Perfect Husbands ( & Other Fairy Tales)

By: Barreca, Regina

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books: 1995

Seller ID: W-02002


A funny but well-researched book on why husbands act the way they do; why they hate Sunday, why men think women control the dating and marriage thing etc. It demystifies marriage, men, and romance. Includes notes. ; 12mo over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4"; 280 pages View more info

The Adventures of Slim & Howdy

By: Brooks, Kix; Dunn, Ronnie; with Fitzhugh, Bill

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, NY, Center Street: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003851


SIGNED BY Bill Fitzhugh. Born in the liner notes of their #1 hit albums, the alter egos of country legends Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn spring to life in their debut novel. When they met, it was like a head-on collision. It all starts with a chance meeting on a used car lot in Beaumont, Texas, neither man realizing this is a turning point for both. Before they know it, the two cowboys are sharing a beat-up truck, a life on the road, and a dream of making it in the music bu... View more info

Lola

By: Delacorta

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Summit Books: 1984

Seller ID: N-01004


1984; HB with DJ. Small slash mark on the dust jacket. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Crown of Columbus

By: Dorris, Michael and Erdrich, Louise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Harpercollinspublishers: 1991

Seller ID: N-04012


1991; HB with DJ. DJ is fine, no tears, only the slightest wear at the top and bottom of spine. The cover is also fine, no marks. The price has not been clipped. The book is about a pair of mismatched lovers researching the truth about Christopher Columbus. One is an anthropologist and finds an important artifact that puts their lives in danger. 382 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Rides of the Midway: a Novel

By: Durkee, Lee

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., W W Norton & Co Inc: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001346


Heartbreaking and wickedly funny, Rides of the Midway whirls through the manic Mississippi nights of haunted teenager Noel Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon is many things: An unwitting clairvoyant, an extreme asthma sufferer, a ghost-seeing insomniac, an endearing dopehead, a wanna-be erotic photographer, a would-be baseball star, a lamentable virgin, and a suspected, somnambulent mercy-killer. Spinning in ten directions at once by his passions and missteps, he finds himself h... View more info

Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, Or, Failing That, Happiness

By: Franken, Al

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., E P Dutton: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001548


Al Franken, or Dr. Al Franken as he prefers to be called, has written the first truly indispensible book of the new millennium. It's filled with wisdom, observations, and practical tips you can put to work right away, Oh, the Things I Know! Is a cradle-to-grave guide to living, an easy-to-follow users manual for human existence. What does a megasuccess like Al Franken have to say to ordinary people? Well, As Dr. Al himself says "There's no point in getting advice fro... View more info

Now You Know

By: Frayn, Michael

Price: $12.92

Publisher: Viking Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-06003


HB with DJ. DJ fine, minor scuffs, binding fine. 282 pages, fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Shining through Magic Hour

By: Isaacs, Susan

Price: $7.38

Publisher: Diamond Books: 1994

Seller ID: N-09002


Jacket is near fine with a few chips; Binding is near fine, glossy and is the same as the jacket. The front bottom spine has a small dig in it, as though dropped. These two novels equal 800 pages, no marks or tears. 5.25" x 8.75 " high. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Mawrdew Czgowchwz

By: McCourt, James; Koestenbaum, Wayne (Introduction by)

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., New York Review Of Books: 2002

Seller ID: 002865


From the slavic spelling of the title (pronounced Mardu Gorgeous) to the Maria Callas-like opera diva, she bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. McCourt's first book, Mawrdew Czgowchwz actually acts as emcee of the text. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt's entrancing send-up of the world of opera... View more info

I'M a Stranger Here Myself

By: Nash, Ogden

Price: $5.01

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown And Company: 1943

Seller ID: H-14001


Cover is near fine, the spine is slightly less bright than the rich red of the cover. No wear on corners or spine. This book is full of humorous pieces. 283 pages, no tears or marks noted. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Vernon God Little

By: Pierre, D. B. C.

Price: $22.08

Publisher: New York, NY, Canongate Books: 2003

Edition: not specified>

Seller ID: 004096


Winner of the The Man Booker Prize for 2003. Vernon Little, a fifteen-year-old, is in jail. His friend Jesus has just blown away sixteen of his classmates. Vernon was his only buddy and now the town seeks vengeance: Vernon is the target. With a cast of grotesques, freaks, cold-blooded chattering housewives, and Vernon, this is a riotously funny book that puts the lust for vengeance, materialism, and trial by media squarely in the dock. The author's first novel, it illust... View more info

Mr. and Mrs. Cugat: the Record of a Happy Marriage

By: Rorick, Isabel Scott

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Garden City, Sun Dial Press: 1944

Edition: Reprint; Reprint

Seller ID: 004471


The spine ends and corners are worn. ; This book was the precursor of the I Love Lucy show starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It is a book of ten humorous sketches about marriage, the parties being a banker and housewife; published in 1940, it was turned into a movie in 1942 named Are Husbands Really Necessary? It was then a radio show, with the Cugats (husband and wife) being renamed to Cooper. It was then Lucille Ball was asked to star in a comedy series about a mid... View more info

Insomniacs of the World, Goodnight; a Bedside Book

By: Rubinstein, Hilary

Price: $5.01

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: H-18001


Dustjacket has minor wear at some corners, small tears at the top & bottom of spine area and small folds on the bottom back. Cover has metallic stars on the front. 209 pages, heavy paper, no tears. Spine is tight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Blizzard

By: Stong, Phil

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Doubleday & Company: 1955

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: N-19007


Dust jacket has wear on all edges and tears at the spine edges. Binding is very good; one spot on the back which looks like an error by the publisher. 188 pages, fine. Spine is tight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Burlesques

By: Thackery, William Makepeace

Price: $36.80

Publisher: Boston, Ma, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin & Co.: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003939


Illustrated Library Edition, Volume VI of Twenty-Two volumes. Copyright and print year 1889. Burlesque tales and poetry were parodies of other author's works. They were satirical and humorous, which generally encompasses Thackerys writings. Many were written under pseudonymns such as Gahan and Titmarsh. Writings included in the volume were originally printed in Punch and other magazines. Eight novels (more like short stories) are included, as well as The Diary of C. Jeam... View more info

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004133


This beautiful special edition has green leatherette-covered boards with gilt decorations on all sides and the page edges. Ribs along the spine. Also includes a book plate laid in. The illustrations are the ones printed in the original Huckleberry Finn that Mark Twain chose for his book. All are in black & white. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Hi Hattie, I'M in the Navy Now

By: Viney, Johnny

Price: $8.74

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1941

Seller ID: 002086


This book contains the salty letters of a sailor to his girl friend. It includes illustrations, and a dictionary of Navy slang. Unpaginated, approximately 90 pages. The pages are quite yellowed. The cloth cover has light wear at the corners and spine bottom; at the top there is more wear. The blue cloth front and back has several light stains. The front free end paper has a gift greeting, and at the bootom is a stamp from that era that states "Our men want Books - Se... View more info

As Long As She Needs Me

By: Weinstock, Nicholas

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Cliff Street Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001609


In the tradition of classic screwball comedies and with a flair for modern-day irony, As Long As She Needs Me is a masterful satire of the publishing industry, a romp through the wedding industry, and a sparkling fable of love and luck in Manhattan. Juggling monster agents and mega-authors, passed hors-d'oeuvre options and centerpiece styles, Oscar labors to pull together his boss's wedding without falling apart in the process. Help arrives in the form of a popular weddi... View more info

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As Long As She Needs Me

By: Weinstock, Nicholas

Price: $5.98

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Perennial: 2002

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002238


NEW - In the tradition of classic screwball comedies and with a flair for modern-day irony, As Long As She Needs Me is a masterful satire of the publishing industry, a romp through the wedding industry, and a sparkling fable of love and luck in Manhattan. Juggling monster agents and mega-authors, passed hors-d'oeuvre options and centerpiece styles, Oscar labors to pull together his boss's wedding without falling apart in the process. Help arrives in the form of a popular... View more info

Mackerel by Moonlight

By: Weld, William F.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Simon & Schuster: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001210


Debut novelist William Weld, himself the former governor of Massachusetts and a former federal prosecuter, has written a funny and suspenseful satire of American politics The story has wit, energy and fine detail. "/Publishers Weekly. Orphaned as a young boy and haunted by fragmentary memories of his father Terry Mullally, the hero of Mackeral by Moonlight, nonethless has schooled himself to success. He makes a splash as an assistant U. S. Attorney in Brooklyn but le... View more info