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I'M a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 003181


After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children. They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item. Delivering the brilliaant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, he recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filed ... View more info

The People's Choice : a Cautionary Tale

By: Greenfield, Jeff

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001068


Few people know the absurdities of American politics better than Jeff Greenfield, ABC News' award-winning political and media analyst, and he's poured them all into one of the funniest, scariest, most plausible what-if novels ever written. When the President-elect dies just two days after his close victory, the universal assumption is that his running mate moves up. After all, isn't that the way the Constitution works? Well, actually - no. Until the electoral college mee... View more info

Social Disease

By: Rudnick, Paul

Price: $5.06

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-18005


First Ballantine Books edition. The cover is near fine; slight chips around the sides, a corner bent. The book takes satire to a new level, going after New York's social elite, and declaring that there are really three major issues of our time: sex, hair, and the telephone. 202 pages, 5.25 x 8. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Tales from the Scale

By: Shea, Erin J.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Avon, MA, Polka Dot Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004110


If you've ever struggled with your weight, if you've ever been told you have "such a pretty face, " if you've ever felt like giving up, you're not alone. . . . Seven women, together, have a goal to lose 350 pounds. Join them as they chronicle their diet travails, struggling to lose pounds and find themselves. With each new story, you'll explore the underworld of weight gain, weight loss, and the truth being the meaning of "goal weight. " You'll find all t... View more info