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1 Brian Lamb Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas
NY Random House 1997 0812928474 / 9780812928471 3rd Printing Cloth Tape & Boards very good+ Very Good + Anthology 8vo -- 9.5 In 
424 pp. Nearly new. Faint red line on top edge near spine. Previous owner's name on endpaper. A few checkmarks and a few words written on 3-4 pp. Otherwise clean. Binding firm. Scores of authors, reporters and political VIPs give colorful anecdotes about how they wrote one of their books or came up with the idea for the book. Material originally was presented in interview form on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program. As a whole, the anthology shows there's no right or wrong way to write a book, only that it's usually a time-consuming feat. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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2 Brinkley, David David Brinkley: A Memoir
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1995 067940693 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
273 pp. with 16 pp. b&w photos. Memoir of a broadcasting icon who reflects on "2,000 weeks of news and other stuff on television." f.e.p. torn out; adhesive marks on lower mylar spine. Otherwise clean. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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3 Crosdale, Darren Dawson's Creek: The Official Companion
Kansas City, Missouri Andrews and McMeal 1999 0740707256 / 9780740707254 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
159 pp., 12 pp. of glossy color photos, b&w photos on nearly every page. Corners curled but lightly read. No markings. Profiles of actors and characters featured in the popular TV series created by Kevin Williamson and starring James Van der Beek as Dawson Leery. Includes episode summaries and interviews with Williamson and the production crew. Plus quotes of "self-aware teenage wisdom." (There's an oxymoron there somewhere.) A useful reference work for collectors of television history. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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4 Efron, Edith The News Twisters
NY Nash Publishing 1972 840212062 3rd Printing Cloth Very Good  Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
355 pp., including about 130 pp. of appendices. A few pencil underlines in preface, otherwise clean. A study of network bias in news reporting, focusing on the 1968 Nixon-Kennedy debates. The author is a TV Guide staff writer.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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5 Epstein, Edward Jay News from Nowhere: Television and the News
NY Vintage (Random House) 1974 0394719980 / 9780394719986 1st Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Fair  12mo - 7.25 in Tall 
321 pp., notes index. Bibliography. Cover creased, corner tear repaired with tape, corners curled, thumbed, toned, soil to cover, but spine uncreased. Binding firm. OK as reading copy. Previous owner's name on endpaper; no other markings. A pioneering study of television network news production. The author shows that TV news tends to be aimed at producing high audience ratings, rather than being a mirror of society. It notes, for example, that Vietnam war coverage focused heavily on battlefield casualty footage and less on talking-head pieces about political obstacles.  
Price: 2.25 USD
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6 Farrand, Phil The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Files
New York Dell Books 1997 0440508088 / 9780440508083 First Edition Trade Paperback Good+  No Jacket 8vo - 9.25 in. 
385 pp. Corners curled and rubbed, moderate rubbing and creasing of spine. Text clean, binding firm. No markings in text. A detailed analysis of all episodes in the first 4 seasons of the X Files TV series, spotlighting bloopers and continuity problems, pointing out trivial details, equipment oddities and the like.  
Price: 4.95 USD
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7 Gattuso, Greg The Seinfeld Universe: The Entire Domain
Secaucus, New Jersey Citadel Press 199 0806520019 / 9780806520018 Revised Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 12mo -- 7 in Tall By 7 in Wide 
198 pp. corners curled and thumbed. a bit of rubbing at top of spine. Spine uncreased. No markings in text. A recap of the first nine seasons of the Seinfeld sitcom. Numerous b&w photos of the cast. Many anecdotes about Larry Seinfeld and his producer and head writer Larry David. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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8 Goldstein, Fred Do You Remember?
NY Pinnacle Books 1982 0523416296 / 9780523416298 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Fair  12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
277 p. Moderate wear, pages yellowed. No underlinings. A trivia guide to TV through the early 1980s in year by year question and answer format. With photos of various TV series.  
Price: 2.00 USD
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9 Gunther, Marc The House That Roone Built: The Inside Story of ABC News
Boston Little Brown 1994 0316331511 / 9780316331517 2nd Printing Cloth & Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
379 pp., with 8 pp. b&w photos. Sticker remains on dust jacket. Red stamp "LB" on bottom edge, 1 page has dogeared corner crease. Slight slant to spine. Text clean, bright. An account of how Roone Arledge brought respectability and credibility to ABC News. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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10 James, Clive Fame in the 20th Century
NY Random House 1993 067942699X / 9780679426998 First U.S. Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good + No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
255 pp. Very clean, binding firm, no markings. Numerous b&w and color photos. A richly illustrated discussion of the phenomenon of celebrity as exemplified by 250 20th century figures from all walks of life. This book was the companion to a BBC TV series. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Under the Dome, King, Stephen
11 King, Stephen Under the Dome
NY Scribner 2009 1439148503 / 9781439148501 Likely BCE Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo -- 9.25 in 
1074 pp. Unread, lightly bumped on spine edges. Binding square and strong. Text clean. DJ slightly crinklled at top of spine. Likely an early book club edition -- no number string or retail price. A story about a town in Maine getting cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible force-field dome, and how its traditions of self-government and neighborliness get stressed. Became basis for a CBS TV series. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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12 Melcher Media Mtv's the Real World Diaries
New York MTV Books (Pocket) 1996 0671003739 / 9780671003739 2nd Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + 8vo - 9 In Tall By 7 in Wide 
236 pp. Close to new, no spine creasing or markings, slight thumbing of upper corner. Raised printing of title on front cover, color snapshot-type shots throughout. Simulated handwritten printed script is used to present the cast members' musings about the experiences of making The Real World reality TV show about 20-somethings living in a house-sharing arrangement. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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13 Plissner, Martin The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections
NY Free Press (Simon & Schuster) 1999 068482731X / 9780684827315 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
244 pp., notes, index. New, never read. No markings, slight bowing of dust jacket along edges. A former CBS News executive examines how network news coverage shapes and dominates presidential campaigns in America. 
Price: 3.35 USD
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Little Family, Big Values , Roloff Family (with Tracy Sumner)
14 Roloff Family (with Tracy Sumner) Little Family, Big Values
NY Fireside (Simon & Schuster) 2008 1416549110 / 9781416549116 1st Paperback Edition Trade Fine  8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
178 pp. New, unread, spine uncreased. Glossy color photo on cover showing the Roloff family. In a simply written, first-person conversational book, the stars of a PBS series about little people give anecdotes about their daily life to illustrate the values they try to embody. Like the TV show, the book includes candid comments about conflicts and tensions within the family, but perhaps is less "real" than the TV version. Each family member has a few chapters (except youngest son Josh.)  
Price: 4.50 USD
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15 Solomon, James; Carter, Alan The Real World: The Ultimate Insider's Guide
New York MTV Books (Pocket) 1997 0671015346 / 9780671015343 1st Edition Trade Paperback Verty Good + 8vo - 9 In Tall 
Unpaginated, probably 200+ pp. Spine uncreased, close to new, slight thumbing. No markings. Written for the teen fan of "The Real World" reality TV series. Many color photos of cast members, snippets of information about the actors and the episodes. Includes an application form for aspiring actors. Special section on the Boston cast. Also includes material on filiming in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and London. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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16 Ullman, Tracey Tracey Takes On
NY Hyperion Books 1998 0786863404 / 9780786863402 First Edition Cloth & Boards Fine Fine 8.25 in Tall By 6.25 in Wide 
259 pp. on coated stock. A few pages contain paper doll cutouts. Many color photos. Virtually new, no remainder marks or other markings.Gift quality. A delightful potpourri of Tracey Ullman's various television characters, and their snippets of wisdom. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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17 Vila, Bob and Davidson, Jane This Old House: Restoring, Rehabilitating, and Renovating an Older House Plus BONUS: The Fifth Old House Catalog.
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1980 0316177024 / 9780316177023 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 4vo -- 10 in Tall 
Two-for-one special: This Old House plus The Fifth Old House Catalog. This Old House --- 209 pp. about 200 color photos, many line drawings. Lightly read, slight thumbing. No markings. Issued as a companion to the popular PBS series, this book follows Vila and his crew as they restore a century-old Victorian in Boston's Dorchester section. Written for novices who know little or nothing about carpentry, plumbing, etc. More of an adventure tale than a how-to book. The Fifth Old House Catalog: 240 pp. Light wear, previous owner's name on half-title page, no other markings. Sturdy, spine uncreased. A compendium of suppliers for property owners seeking to restore older homes. Numerous photos and illustrations. Many historical factoids sprinkled thoughout. Chapters cover such topics as floors, hardware, cooking and heating, furniture and fabrics. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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18 Walters, Barbara Audition: A Memoir
NY Borzoi Book (Alfred A. Knop) 2008 978-0307-166460 First Edition Cloth & Boards Fine Near Fine 8vo -- 9.5 In 
607 pp. with 32 pp. b&w photos. Like new, slight edge wrinkling of dj. No markings. A celebrity journalist recounts her impressions and encounters with scores of fellow celebrities. Written in Walters' trademark conversational style. She details her technique of lobbing softball questions to set her subjects at ease, and then ratchets up to tougher questions, an effective way of holding viewers' attention. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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