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LUCKY MAN: A MEMOIR

By: Fox, Michael J.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008830

ISBN: 0786867647

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper; Michael J. Fox begins his memoir by talking about the first signs of what he would discover to be Parkinson's disease. In a direct, conversational style Fox gives listeners a glimpse of his heady Hollywood life, starting with his early success of "Family Ties" and Back to the Future. The self-indulgent days as a young star through his denial and hiding of his illness to his final acceptance a... View more info

AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Century Hutchinson: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000009973

ISBN: 0091569117

Condition: Very Good+


The second volume of an autobiographical trilogy by the New Zealand novelis t. View more info

THE ENVOI FROM MIRROR CITY

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000005641

ISBN: 0091648017

Condition: Very Good+


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TO THE IS-LAND : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY / JANET FRAME

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: The Women's Press in associa: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000008393

ISBN: 0091568919

Condition: Very Good+


New Zealand's pre-eminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraor dinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections. A child hood and adolescence spent in a poor but intellectually vibrant railway fam ily, life as a student, and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, are eventually followed by her entry into the saving world of writers. Frame's journey of self-discovery, from New Zealand to London, Paris, and Barcelon a, and then home agai... View more info

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AMERICAN SOLDIER

By: Franks, Tommy

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Regan Books: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009099

ISBN: 0060731583

Condition: Very Good/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. Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, Tommy Franks led the American and Coalition forces to victory in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Unsurprisingly, the portions of American Soldier covering these wars are the most interesting because they combine military maneuvers, political wra... View more info

MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY

By: Fraser, Antonia

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000038448

ISBN: 038548948X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Never before has the life of Marie Antoinette been told so intimately and w ith such authority as in Antonia Fraser's newest work, Marie Antoinette: Th e Journey. Famously known as the eighteenth-century French queen whose exce sses have become legend, Marie Antoinette was blamed for instigating the Fr ench Revolution. But the story of her journey begun as a fourteen-year-old sent from Vienna to marry the future Louis XVI to her courageous defense be fore she was sent to... View more info

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FAMILY

By: Frazier, Ian

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Picador: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000009046

ISBN: 0312420595

Condition: Fine


Frazier, author of the best-selling Great Plains (Farrar, 1989), illuminate s the recent history of this country by crisscrossing the nation to track d own the names and stories of relatives as far back as his great-grandparent s. Though at first the past seems as orderly as the listing of such simple details as births, marriages, and occupations, we soon move past now-peacef ul graveyards to the roiled accounts of what real life was like for the peo ple who joined the w... View more info

MY FRIEND LEONARD

By: Frey, James

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000029329

ISBN: 1573223158

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) w ho helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond rep... View more info

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES

By: Frey, James

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000034751

ISBN: 0719561027

Condition: Good


James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade - and he is aged only twenty-three. What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories ever told. His family takes him to a rehabilitation centre. And James Frey starts his perilous j ourney back to the world... View more info

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES

By: Frey, James

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Anchor: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000038580

ISBN: 0307276902

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. At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he c... View more info

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MORE FOOL ME

By: Fry, Stephen

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000043597

ISBN: 0718179781

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unpu tdownable More Fool Me. 'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my frien ds bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptie d. Oh the shame' In his early thirties, Stephen Fry - writer, comedian, sta r of stage and screen - had, as they say, 'made it'. Much loved in A Bit of Fry and Laur... View more info

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HALF-ASSED: A WEIGHT-LOSS MEMOIR

By: Fulda, Jennette

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Seal Press: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000024496

ISBN: 1580052339

Condition: Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda d ecided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight . At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds. Jennette was not born fat. But, by fifth grade, her response to a school qu estionnaire asking ?what would you change about your appearance" was ?I wou ld be thinner." Sound familiar? Half-Assed is the... View more info

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DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT: AN AFRICAN CHILDHOOD

By: Fuller, Alexandra

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000021155

ISBN: 0375758992

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A classic is born in this tender, intensely moving and even delightful journey through a white African girl's childhood. Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five "learn[ed] how to load an FN rifle magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house, and ultimately, shoot-to-kill." With a uniq... View more info

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I DREAMED OF AFRICA

By: Gallmann, Kuki

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000043232

ISBN: 0140144595

Condition: Very Good


At the age of 25, Kuki Gallmann moved to Kenya with her future husband, whe re they established a vast ranch. But Africa's beauty does't come without a price, and when tragedy struck, Kuki found herself pregnant and alone with her young son and 90,000 acres of Africa to oversee. 32 pages of photos, h alf in full color. View more info

RISING STAR: THE MAKING OF BARACK OBAMA

By: Garrow, David J.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000040260

ISBN: 0008229406

Condition: Very Good


Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years tha t made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United Stat es-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four yea rs later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow deliv... View more info

IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM: THE BRILLIANT AND BOLD LIFE OF MARGARET WISE BROWN

By: Gary, Amy

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Flatiron Books: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000040903

ISBN: 1250065364

Condition: Very Good/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. For decades children and their parents around the world have cuddled togeth er to read Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. While the lulling words of the se stories have formed nighttime rituals for millions, few know that these classic works were part of a publishing revolution led by Margaret Wise Bro wn, who was renowned not o... View more info

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ONE MAN'S MEDICINE

By: Gibson, Morris

Price: ¥350.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000013504

ISBN: 0449204529

Condition: Very Good


A tight clean copy, no markings throughout. View more info

COMMITTED

By: Gilbert, Elizabeth

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Lcc Us:

Seller ID: RWARE0000039928

ISBN: 0143118994

Condition: Very Good


The author of the best-selling Eat, Pray, Love chronicles how the U .S. government gave her and her Brazilian-born lover, Felipe, an ultimatum- -marry or Felipe cannot enter the country again--and how she tackled her fe ars of marriage by trying to discover through historical research, intervie ws and personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution ac tually is. Simultaneous. View more info

TOM SULLIVAN'S ADVENTURES IN DARKNESS

By: Gill, Derek L.

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: New Amer Library: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000000363

ISBN: 0451076982

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the singer and television entertainer who has been blind fro m birth. View more info

A MAN OF MISCONCEPTIONS: THE LIFE OF AN ECCENTRIC IN AN AGE OF CHANGE

By: Glassie, John

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000039850

ISBN: 1594631891

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. The "fascinating" (The New Yorker) story of Athanasius Kircher, the eccentr ic scholar-inventor who was either a great genius or a crackpot . . . or a bit of both. The interests of Athanasius Kircher, the legendary seventeenth-century prie st-scientist, knew no bounds. From optics to music to magnetism to medicine , he... View more info