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Reader's Digest 20th Anniversary Anthology

By: N/A

Price: $2.99

Publisher: Pleasantville, NY, Reader's Digest: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031409

Condition: Good


paper over boards, edge wear, corners bumped, spine cover torn at top and bottom edges; An anthology of stories and articles from the first 20 years of Reader's Digest Magazine. View more info

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Sweetness and Light (Belles-Lettres series)

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus: 1896

Seller ID: 031264

Condition: Very Good


decorated white cloth boards, some soiling and edge wear; Part of Atemus' Belles-Lettres series of important essays.Sweetness and Light, originally published as part of Arnold's critique of the spirit of his age, Culture and Anarchy, is responsible for popularizing the phrase. View more info

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

By: Barry, Dave

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2001-02-27

Seller ID: 030360

ISBN: 0345440641

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is back with another collection of his wackiest columns regarding real-life, laugh-out-loud stories from across America View more info

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Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus

By: Barry, Dave

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Crown: 1997-09-30

Seller ID: 031450

ISBN: 0609600664

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear, cover crease; Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Dave Barry reveals the shocking secret of this biplanetary androgyny in a transparent attempt to get on some afternoon talk shows and sell a few extra copies of this latest collection of his hilarious columns.10 photos. View more info

Benchley Lost and Found (Dover humor collections)

By: Benchley, Robert

Price: $0.99

Publisher: Mineola, NY, Dover Publications: 1970-06-01

Seller ID: kb014439

ISBN: 0486224104

Condition: Good


183 pages; edge wear, some light creasing; Finest humor from early 30s, about pet peeves, child psychologists, post office and others. Mostly unavailable elsewhere. 73 illustrations by Peter Arno and others View more info

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Just Add Water and Stir

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1966

Seller ID: 035993

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; A random collection of satirical essays, rude remarks, used anecdotes, thumbnail sketches, ancient wheezes, old nostalgias, wry comments, limp doggerel, intemperate recipes, vagrant opinions, and crude drawings.... a lively mixture of brisk, opinionated prose and poetry in the unique Berton style. View more info

Motherhood: the Second Oldest Profession

By: Bombeck, Erma

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Bantam Doubleday Dell: 1984-10

Seller ID: kb018702

ISBN: 0440159008

Condition: Good


177 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; What kind of mother would......hang up on E.T.?...tip the tooth fairy?...wash a measuring cup with soap after it held only water?...reply when asked what it was like to give birth to Erma Bombeck, "It was a rotten job, but someone had to do it."Read Erma Bombeck's hilarious new book to find out... View more info

Laid Back in Washington

By: Buchwald, Art

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Putnam Adult: 1981-11-17

Seller ID: kb015275

ISBN: 0399126481

Condition: Very Good


274 pages; some edge wear to jacket and boards, bit of spine lean; View more info

I Am Not a Crook

By: Buchwald, Art

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Fawcett: 1981-05-12

Seller ID: kb018699

ISBN: 0449234045

Condition: Good


224 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Compilation of Buchwald's Watergate columns. View more info

Idle Chatter

By: Cooper, Georgiana; Cooper, Ann; Wright, Laurie (editors)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Private Press: 1983

Seller ID: kb017960

Condition: Good


197 pages; edge wear, some uneven sunning; A collection of columns that appeared in the Portales Daily News in New Mexico 1956-1983. View more info

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As a Man Thinketh (From the Series "The Presidents Weekly Messages)

By: Danforth, Wm. (William) H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Ralston Purina Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 032874

Condition: Good


cloth over flexible board covers; gilt lettering and decorations; Signed and inscribed on the ffep by the author. some dampstain around border of front endpapers; 1.5 inch spot of odd adhesive on the back board cloth. internally in wonderful condition; A collection of Danforth's weekly messages of inspiration, published by Purina on the 30th anniversary of the company's founding. View more info

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Conversation

By: De Quincey, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus: 1896

Seller ID: 031121

Condition: Good


edge wear, some light soiling to white cloth (leatherette) boards; silver decorations and lettering; hinge split; View more info

Germany Road and Beyond

By: Ernenwein, Raymond P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sherburne, NY, Heritage Press: 1970

Seller ID: 027147

Condition: Very Good


96 pages; some edge wear, light soiling; essays about life in Central New York in the early 1900s View more info

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Whad'Ya Know?

By: Feldman, Michael

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co: 1991-08-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031530

ISBN: 0688052851

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear to boards and jacket; The first collection of essays from the host of Whad'ya Know?, public radio's hottest new comedy talk show and semi-quiz program (where the answers are unknowable to anyone but the host). Feldman's essays on life in the Midwest are funny and endearing, and have a ring of truth that clangs like a milk bucket hitting a cement floor. View more info

It Wasn't Always Easy, but I Sure Had Fun

By: Grizzard, Lewis

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1995-10-30

Seller ID: kb019074

ISBN: 0345400011

Condition: Good


318 pages; spine crease, some edge wear, light soiling to cover; To commemorate the passing of Lewis Grizzard, this treasury showcases the original shock journalist at his most outrageous and irreverent. Culled from Villard's eight Grizzard bestsellers, this collection highlights the author's unique and fearless style. From the hilarious to the deeply felt, these pieces are Grizzard at his very best, on subjects ranging from sex to politics, marriage to golf, health to r... View more info

I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin' (And Now I Believe in Miracles)

By: Grizzard, Lewis

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1994-11-30

Seller ID: kb019082

ISBN: 0345390938

Condition: Good


229 pages; cover crease, edge wear; Grizzard has written a moving, astonishing, and believe it or not, very funny account of his recent heart surgery and brush with death. View more info

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For The Time Being

By: Harris, Sydney J

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1972-01-01

Seller ID: 034428

ISBN: 0395140013

Condition: Very Good


edge wear to jacket, light edge wear to boards; View more info

People, Places, and Books

By: Highet, Gilbert

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 029127

Condition: Good


ex-library with usual markings; bit of edge wear to the boards and jacket, slight soiling to page ends; View more info

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

By: Kerr, Jean

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Crest: 1959

Seller ID: 026553

Condition: Fair


143 pages; heavy spine wear, edge wear, cover creasing; In this unique collection of essays, Kerr captures the perils of motherhood, wifehood, self-hood, and other assorted challenges. Listen and learn "How to Decorate in One Easy Breakdown" and the secret of "Aunt Jean's Marshmallow Fudge Diet". View more info

2000 New Laughs For Speakers: The Ad-Libber's Handbook

By: Orben, Robert

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Gramercy: 1987-03-11

Seller ID: kb018776

ISBN: 0517266008

Condition: Good


216 pages; spine sunned, some edge wear to jacket and boards, bit of soiling; Witticisms on nearly every imaginable topic, with emphasis on the short and to-the-point View more info