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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

When the Saints Go Marching Out

By: Smith, Charles Merrill

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1969

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 007141

Condition: Very Good


225 pp. Light wear, slight edgewear to dust jacket. Binding firm. Orange endpapers. No markings, Humorous cartoons throughout. A humorous second look at the saints, written by a clergyman. View more info

"Where Did You Go?" "Out." "What Did You Do?" "Nothing"

By: Smith, Robert Paul

Price: $2.70

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1957

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 002094

Condition: Very Good


124 pp. with line drawings. DJ has tears, chips, mended by tape. Book clean and sturdy. Previous owner's address stamped on front endpaper. A charming reminiscence about boyhood before World War 2. Lots of anecdotes about games, pastimes, boys' values, etc. View more info

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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

By: Stewart, Jon, et al

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2004

Edition: 10th Printing.

Seller ID: 010365

ISBN: 0446532681

Condition: Very Good +


227 pp. numerous color photos, graphics, charts. With foldout chart of "The Shadow Government." School property stamping on front inside cover. No other markings. Lightly read. A satirical look at American government as explained by comedian Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Size: 4to -- 10,5 in Tall View more info

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Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction

By: Stiller, Ben; Garafalo, JaneAne

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010314

ISBN: 0345412923

Condition: Very Good


214 pp. Light read, one inch closed tear at top of jacket's front panel. Text clean, binding firm. Tiny red ink line on top edge near spine. Two comedians poke fun at therapists and themselves by writing a satirical self-help guide to relationships. Both say the book idea was hatched by Ballantine, not themselves. Size: 8mvo-- 8.5 In. View more info

W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes

By: Taylor, Robert Lewis

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Signet (New American Library): 1967

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 005459

Condition: Very Good


285 pp., 8 pp. b&w photos. Light wear, corner creasing and light rubbing, but still firm and fairly bright text. No marking. A readable, lively biography of one of Hollywood's greatest film comedians. A NY Times review states: "Robert Lewis Taylor has written a hilarious history of the fabulous comedian, written it with understanding, sympathy and a gay respect for the scandalous facts involved." View more info

If You Can't Say Something Nice

By: Trillin, Calvin

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Ticknor & Fields: 1987

Seller ID: 009321

ISBN: 0899195318

Condition: Good


257 pp. Some dampstaining on cover and light rippling. Lightly read. A collection of 64 articles and columns by Trillin, written for the Nation and King Features from 1985 through 1989. View more info

On Writing and Publishing

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, Book of the Month Club: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005831

Condition: Very Good +


167 pp. Light wear, no marking in text. Small quarter-inch darkish spot on front cover. Tan wraps with photo of Twain enjoying a cigar in a rocking chair on a verandah. A collection of excerpts and anecdotes in which Twain expounds on the writing craft and the publishing business. Compiled by Kathy Kiernan. View more info

Roughing It

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 2010

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 0503003822

Condition: Very Good +


853 pp., 542 pp. of story text; about 300 pp. of scholarly reference notes, appendices and bibliography. B&W illustrations on most pages. General editors: Harriet Elinor Smith and Edgar Marquess Branch. First printing of the paperback edition of the scholarly text produced by the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library. Light wear, soil on spine edges. Light thumbing. No markings. Corner crease to rear cover. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

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Tracey Takes On

By: Ullman, Tracey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005631

ISBN: 0786863404

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

The Best of Bill Vaughan

By: Vaughan, Kirk W. And Butler, Robert W., Eds.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Independence, Missouri, Independence Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009475

ISBN: 0830902619

Condition: Very Good


235 pp. Gilt design of cartoon of Vaughan's head. An anthology of humor columns carried by the Kansas City Star and 200 other newspapers between 1939 and 1977. Small tears on edgew and corner of dj. Text clean. No writing. Dampstain on endpapers, black marker slash on bottom edge. Size: 8vo -- 8 in High View more info

Winters' Tales

By: Winters, Jonathan

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage Books (Random House): 1988

Edition: 1st Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 000021

ISBN: 0394759788

Condition: Very Good +


216 pp. Humorous, simply written short stories and essays, some poignant. Subtitle: Stories and Observations for the Unusual. View more info

Why We Do It

By: Wolff, Ed

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Macaulay Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009551

Condition: Very Good +


303 pp. Light fading and soil on orange cloth cover. Light spine slant. Text clean and still bright. Inscribed in legible ink script on front end paper to Harry Frieberg, Los Angeles, dated 10/14/30. "Rarely, Harry, do I offer presentation copies of my writing, but you're an exception, old chap, Sincerely, Ed Wolff. A collection of about 50 brief essays giving a humorous history of various customs and beliefs. Examples of topics: Why We Chew Gum, Why We Kiss, Why We ... View more info

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Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman

By: Zehme, Bill

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles: Renaissance Media, 1999: 1999

Seller ID: 002998

ISBN: 1559275642

Condition: Very Good +


Very Good +. Two-cassette audio book, approx. playing time 3 hours. A biography and tribute to Andy Kaufman, read by Budd Friedman, operator of the Improv club in New York. The book looks at the 1970s as the golden age of improvisation. View more info