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Babycakes

By: Maupin, Armistead

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: 9th Printing.

Seller ID: 007080

ISBN: 0060910992

Condition: Good +


220 pp., Cover corner creased; several pages have dog-eared creases. Moderate wear. Text clean. A couple decides to start a family. A romantic comedy continuing Maupin's Tales of the City series. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Acquired Tastes

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1992

Seller ID: 005427

Condition: Very Good


229 pp. Spine uncreased, light soil rear cover, smudge on fore edge, moderately thumbed, slight damp stain on 2 preliminary pages. Text clean, bright. Mayle gives sprightly pointers on living the good life, based on his international travels. View more info

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Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Random House Large Print: 1999

Edition: 1st Large Print Edition.

Seller ID: 009336

ISBN: 0375706836

Condition: Good +


272 pp. Thumbed, moderate wear. Corner crease. Stamped "Crane Lakes HOA Library," and has previous owner's address label on preliminary page. Text clean. Spine uncreased, slight slant. Humorous adventures of an ex-advertising man returning to Provence for more gastronomic pleasures. Size: 8v0-- 9.25 in Tall View more info

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A Dog's Life

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage Books (Random House): 1996

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 010017

ISBN: 0679762671

Condition: Fine


192 pp., plus 59 drawings by Edward Koren, known for his New Yorker cartoons. Paperback reprint of a Knopf hardcover. Mayle takes on a dog's persona as he relates his relationship with a mutt adopted in Provence. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

People of Note: A Score of Symphony Faces

By: McKinney, Laurence

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton: 1942

Edition: 11th Printing.

Seller ID: 009513

Condition: Very Good +


63pp. Small dent on middle of bottom edge of front cover. Foxing on end papers. Text lightly toned but clean, no markings. A collection of short humorous poems about the orchestra and its various instruments. Each poem has a full-page illustration, similar to New Yorker caricatures. Excellent antidote to the snobbishness found in symphonic circles. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 in Tall View more info

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Dude, Where's My Country?

By: Moore, Michel

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 010036

ISBN: 0446532231

Condition: Very Good


249 pp., includes 27 pp of notes and sources. Lightly used, no markings, binding firm. Moore applies his humor, satire and anger to mock the surveillance state that took root in the USA in the first couple of years after 9-11. A Homeland Security "stamp of approval" at the beginning of the book establishes its tone: "This page your are fingering right now is made of a top-secret linen paper that registers an automatic fingerprint and beams it to our central c... View more info

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Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence and a Bad Haircut

By: O'Rourke, P.J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002256

ISBN: 0871136090

Condition: Very Good


341 pp. Light soil on cover. Binding firm, no markings. A collection of O'Rourke's humor writing over a 25-year period. View more info

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Mental Laxatives for a Constipated Mind

By: Pederson, Rev. Donald E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Studio City, Calif, Galactic Enterprises: 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 010296

ISBN: 0966581903

Condition: Very Good


262 pp. Close to new, light edgewear, spine uncreased. Inscription by author to "Beau" (Rev. B.J. McDaniels, a felllow clergyperson in the Metropolitan Community Churches denomination. A collection of anecdotes and humorous musings designed to provide motivation in everyday life and help people escape from being preoccupied with themselves. Size: 8vo - 8.5 In Tall View more info

Barefoot in Booger Hollow: Yestiday's Sayin's to Liv By Today

By: Powers, Nick and Wilann

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lindale, Georgia, Country Originals: 1971

Edition: 15th Printing.

Seller ID: 009822

Condition: Very Good +


Approx 44 pages, unpaginated. Each page has small cartoon-like sketches of animals, vegetables, vines and farm artifacts in the margins. Gift inscription on inside front cover, no other markings. Novelty type style imitating crude hand printing. In wildly misspelled southern mountain dialect, the Powers present hillbilly wisdom in the form of "sayin's" and jokes. Example: "An idle rumor shore ain't a'gonna stay idle fur long." The maxims emphasize the val... View more info

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You Think Your Job Stinks!

By: Regan, Patrick

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Kansas City Missouri, Andrews McMeel Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007129

ISBN: 0740757229

Condition: Fine


Unpaginated, about 50 pp. on glossy stock. New, with pre-publication press material laid in. Color photos every other page. Novelty humor book spotlighting jobs that are particularly undesirable, such as bingo caller, alligator wrestler, postal mail sorter, and sumo diaper launderer. Purely subjective and debatable, of course, but it might bring a chuckle to a stressed-out co-worker. View more info

The Comic Imagination in America

By: Rubin, Louis D., Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press: 1973

Seller ID: 000803

ISBN: 0813507588

Condition: Very Good


430 pp. Library card remains on free front end paper; a few pages dogeared. No markings. Dust jacket in mylar. Twenty-four academic critics examine in 32 essays the role of humor in American literature from colonial times to the present. Writers surveyed include Benjamin Franklin, Washington Irving, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, William Faulkner, Eudory Welty and others. Material originally was prepared for Voice of America broadcasts. Index. View more info

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The Ego is Always at the Wheel: Bagatelles

By: Schwartz, Delmore (Phillips, Robert, Ed.)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1986: 1986

Seller ID: 001736

ISBN: 0811209830

Condition: Very Good +


Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 146 pp., light edgewear, gift inscription on half title page, otherwise very clean. Dust jacket is a color photo, tinted in 1950 postcard style, showing young Schwartz riding in a convertible with James Agee and his wife Alma. Gilt title lettering on spine, blue cloth cover. A collection of 19 humorous essays on such topics as "Dostoevsky and the Bell Telephone Company." View more info

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005729

ISBN: 0316777722

Condition: Very Good +


272 pp., light shelf wear. Bit of price tag residue on lower spine. Previous owner's name in small ink letters, and a blacked-out name on front endpaper. An anthology of 28 humorous essays originally appearing in the New Yorker, Esquire and on BBC and elsewhere. Topics include Sedaris' strange family, his nerdy boyhood, his forays into gay life and a hilarious home visit by his teacher, inspiring the title piece. Sedaris has become a well-known humorist on NPR View more info

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Naked

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Boston, Back Bay Books (Little Brown): 1997

Edition: 19th Printing.

Seller ID: 006021

ISBN: 0316777730

Condition: Very Good


291 pp. Lightly thumbed, no markings, spine uncreased. A collection of 17 wry first-person essays by a gay humorist, including the title story, chronicling Sedaris' memorable week at a nudist trailer park. Size: 8vo -8.25 in Tall View more info

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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Boston, Back Bay Books (Little Brown): 1994

Edition: 10th Printing.

Seller ID: 006089

ISBN: 0316779423

Condition: Very Good +


196 pp. Nearly new, no spine creasing. Light diagonal crease in lower half of front cover. Text clean. The L.A. Times calls this humor collection "polished little marbles of misanthropy." Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007021

ISBN: 0316603899

Condition: Very Good


257 pp. Close to new, text clean, but two disparaging comments on cover: "Poo Poo" is written at the top of the front cover, and "The worst book I ever read," appears on inside front cover. (But 5 preliminary pages of glowing blurbs from critics beg to differ). Square, bright, spine uncreased. Another 22 hilarious stories about Sedaris, his travels and his kooky family. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Little Brown: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 503003943

ISBN: 0316603899

Condition: Very Good


257 pp. Light reading wear, spine edge rubbed. Lightly thumbed. Bookstore stampings on inside covers. Text clean. Another 22 hilarious stories about Sedaris, his travels and his kooky family. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

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Sein Language

By: Seinfeld, Jerry

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Bantam Books, 1995: 1995

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 002629

ISBN: 0553096060

Condition: Good +


Mass Market Paperback. Good+/No Jacket. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 180 pp. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld gives humorous observations on life in mini-essays. Clean, no markings. Firm binding, somewhat slanted. View more info

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Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host

By: Shandling, Gary (with Rensin, David)

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1998: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003052

ISBN: 0684812045

Condition: Very Good +


Cloth & Boards. Very Good +/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 237 pp., with 80+ pp. of b&w photos. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge. Nearly new, tight, slight edgewear of dj. Price sticker over Shandling's face on dj, perhaps removable with care. Subtitle: The Autobiography of Larry Sanders as told to Gary Shandling. A lighthearted book that presents Shandling in the sitcom persona of talk show host Larry Sanders, the HBO sitcom character. View more info

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Openly Bob

By: Smith, Bob

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Uhrichsville, Ohio, U.S.A., William Morrow (Rob Weisbach Books): 1997

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 005702

ISBN: 0688151205

Condition: Very Good


262 pp. Corners bumped but still close to new. A humorous memoir about a young man coming out in Buffalo and breaking into comedy. A lively self-deprecating remembrance. View more info