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U AND I : A TRUE STORY

By: BAKER, NICHOLSON

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000003779

ISBN: 0679735755

Condition: Very Good


Nicholson Baker is most famous for Vox, the phone-sex novel Monica Lewinsky gave President Clinton, but the vastly superior U and I contains Baker's o wn dirty little secret: an obsession with John Updike. Not since Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus has one man's genius so publicly tormented another . Baker's ambition is a naked thing shivering with sensitivity, like a snai l bereft of its shell. Yet his book about himself thinking about Updike is as hilariously self-kn... View more info

MY ANIMALS AND OTHER FAMILY

By: Balding, Clare

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000030600

ISBN: 0241959756

Condition: Good


"My Animals and Other Family" by Clare Balding is a funny, brave, tender st ory of self-discovery. 'I had spent most of my childhood thinking I was a d og, and suspect I had aged in dog years.' Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. Her father a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happil y ride the leg... View more info

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DR. LAURA : THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

By: Bane, Vickie L.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008857

ISBN: 0312205309

Condition: Fine/Fine


The word unauthorized pretty much guarantees that a biography isn't going t o be flattering, and, no surprise, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, radio's finger-w agging "shrink" (her doctorate is in physiology), gets a pretty good drubbi ng here. In this case, though, the author didn't have to work all that hard to dig up the dirt; Schlessinger's well-publicized antics over the years g ive Bane plenty of fodder. Those who have read the unflattering piece about Dr. Laura in... View more info

TASTING THE SKY: A PALESTINIAN CHILDHOOD

By: Barakat, Ibtisam

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019376

ISBN: 0374357331

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated) no markings throughout: In a spare, eloquent memoir, Barakat recalls life under military occupatio n. In 1981 the author, then in high school, boarded a bus bound for Ramalla h. The bus was detained by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on the West Ban k, and she was taken to a detention center before being released. The episo de triggers sometimes heart-wrenching memories of herself as a young child, at the start of the 1967 Six Day... View more info

ANEDUCATION BY BARBER, LYNN ( AUTHOR ) ON OCT-15-2009, PAPERBACK

By: Barber, Lynn

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000039955

ISBN: 0141044144

Condition: Very Good


Lynn Barber's true story, now a major film of the same name scripted by Nic k Hornby. At 16, Lynn Barber was an ambitious schoolgirl working towards a place at Oxford, when she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive olde r man in a sports car. So began a relationship that almost wrecked her life . Barber's fascinating memoir takes us beyond this bizarre episode, reveali ng how it left her with an abiding mistrust of men which paradoxically led her to a promiscuous ... View more info

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CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND: AN UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY - INTERNATIO NAL EDITION

By: Barris, Chuck

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Miramax Books: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000004138

ISBN: 0786890630

Condition: Near Fine


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IRIS A MEMOIR OF IRIS MURDOCH

By: Bayley, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Abacus Uk: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000017884

ISBN: 0349112150

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: John Bayley's account of his long and loving marriage to the great novelist Iris Murdoch takes us on a journey, from their love affair's comically inauspicious beginnings in the Oxford of the early fifties (Bayley courted Iris on account of her unchallenging plain looks and their first date consisted of a revolting dinner followed by a disastrous dance when Iris sprained her ankle) to its slow and painful closure when the ... View more info

ELEGY FOR IRIS

By: Bayley, John

Price: ¥2,200.00

Publisher: St Martins Pr: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007933

ISBN: 0312198647

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible first edition/printing, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-library or a book of the month club edition; In one of literary history's ghastlier ironies, Iris Murdoch, the author of such highly intellectual and philosophical novels as A Severed Head and Under the Net, was diagnosed in 1994 with Alzheimer's disease, which slowly destroys reasoning powers, memory, even the ability... View more info

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IRIS AND THE FRIENDS B.

By: Bayley, John

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Abacus: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000023273

ISBN: 0349113106

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: After more than three years of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch died in January 1999. Early that month she was taken to a home for the terminally ill, and she remained radiant and calm for the last weeks of her life. The last year or so of Iris Murdoch's life provides the framework for IRIS AND THE FRIENDS, but within this structure John Bayley returns repeatedly to memories of... View more info

IRIS: A MEMOIR OF IRIS MURDOCH

By: Bayley, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Abacus: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000035061

ISBN: 0349114293

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. John Bayley's account of his long and loving marriage to the great novelist Iris Murdoch takes us on a journey, from their love affair's comically ina uspicious beginnings in the Oxford of the early fifties (Bayley courted Iri s on account of her unchallenging plain looks and their first date consiste d of a revolting dinner fo... View more info

A LONG WAY GONE: MEMOIRS OF A BOY SOLDIER

By: Beah, Ishmael

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000041445

ISBN: 1553652991

Condition: Very Good/Good


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ENOCH SOAMES

By: Beerbohm, Max

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000038174

ISBN: 1419117939

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. It occurs to you that he was a fool? It didn't to me. I was young, and had not the clarity of judgment that Rothenstein already had. Soames was quite five or six years older than either of us. Also--he had written a book. It was wonderful to have written a book. View more info

YUDKE

By: Beiles, Yudel

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Baltos lankos: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000026750

ISBN: 9955429801

Condition: Fine/Fine


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SURRENDER

By: Bentley, Toni

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000043194

ISBN: 0007221509

Condition: Very Good


From 'The Story of O' to 'The Sexual Life of Catherine M.', readers have be en enthralled with sexually subversive memoirs by women. But even those ero tic classics don't navigate the psychosexual terrain that Toni Bentley cove rs when she meets a lover who introduces her to a radical and unexpected pl easure. 'Ms Bentley belongs to the tradition of D.H. Lawrence, Norman Mailer, Henry Miller and Anais Nin, which sees sex as an avenue to the mystical and subl ime.' New Y... View more info

MAX PERKINS: EDITOR OF GENIUS

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000040009

ISBN: 042522337X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Now the Major Motion Picture Genius, Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman an d Jude Law. The National Book Award winner from Pulitzer-Prize winning author A. Scott Berg. The talents he nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest H emingway, Thomas Wolfe, and numerous others. But Maxwell Perkins remained a myster... View more info

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THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING CRITIC: MY EXCELLENT ADVENTURE IN WEIGHT LOSS: 75 POUNDS AND COUNTING..

By: Bernard, Jami

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Avery: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000024550

ISBN: 1583332847

Condition: Near Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: Every extra pound tells a story . . . At five four and 230 pounds, film cri tic Jami Bernard took the plunge into what she half-jokingly calls "the hea rt of darkness"- her innermost self, where, by confronting a past both funn y and painful, she was able to let go of those pounds, one by one, week aft er week. At the end of this intensely personal, bitterly humorous journey, she had lost seventy-... View more info

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DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT

By: Blackburn, Julia

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019157

ISBN: 0436201119

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Irish-born Bates dedicated the greatest portion of her life to living with and studying the Aborigines of Australia. In this book, Blackburn explores the life and work of this extraordinary woman. The first part presents information gained through the author's scholarly research, interviews, and travels; the second is a lengthy account of Bates's day-to-day life written from the perspective of Bates herself. The latter sec... View more info

SECRET AND SACRED

By: Bleser, ( Editor) Carol

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000004144

ISBN: 0195061632

Condition: Very Good


Secret and Sacred: The Diaries of James Henry Hammond, a Southern Slavehold er. View more info

A SECOND WIND: THE TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MOTION PICTURE THE INTOUCHA BLES

By: Borgo, Philippe Pozzo di

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Atria: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000036507

ISBN: 145169704X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL : ADVENTURES IN THE CULINARY UNDERBELLY

By: Bourdain, Anthony

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, Limit: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000042347

ISBN: 0747554250

Condition: Good


New York Chef Anthony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wicke dly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourd ain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine. " View more info