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1 All the Presidents Women: An Examination of Sexual Styles from Presidents Truman to Clinton Berecz, John
Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. Humanics Trade 1999 0893342890 / 9780893342890 Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Humanics Trade, Atlanta, GA, 1999. 359 pages. Signed by author on front flyleaf as follows: "Vote Well! John Berecz April 30, 1999". Book is in Very Good+ condition: 1-1/2" crease on rear cover and last 3 pages; slight edge wear; no remainder mark; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. From the rear cover: "This work: our U. S. presidents 1945 through 1999 and what made them tick. New understandings of our presidents personalities, sexual styles, and their women are presented in a most intriguing way." 
Price: 14.50 USD
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2 Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania Behrman, Andy
New York, New York, U.S.A. Random House Inc 2002 0375503587 / 9780375503580 Stated 1st Edition/2nd Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Random House, New York, 2002. Inscribed by author on title page, as follows: "Dana, Enjoy! Best, Andy Behr". Stated 1st edition/2nd printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: front board doesn't lie quite flat. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: laminated top layer is beginning to peel at edges; creasing along edges. From the dust jacket: "'Electroboy' is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: filmmaker, PR agent, art dealer, stripper - whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychoteherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible . . . [toll]: out-of-control euphoric highs and tornadolike rages of depression that put his life in jeopardy.Ignoring his crescendoing illness, Behrman struggled to keep up appearances, clinging to the golden-boy image he had cultivated in his youth. But when he turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then incarcerated, then under house arrest. And for the first time the golden boy didn't have a ready escape hatch from his unraveling life. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: electroshock therapy. At once hilarious and harrowing, Electroboy paints a mesmerizing portrait of a man held hostage by his insatiable desire to consume. Along the way, it shows us the New York that never sleeps: a world of strip clubs, after-hours dives, and twenty-four-hour coffee shops, whose cheap seductions offer comfort to the city's lonely souls. This unforgettable memoir is a unique contribution to the literature of mental illness and introduces a writer whose energy may well keep you up all night." 
Price: 9.50 USD
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3 Kidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies, and Bargaining Power Mahony, Rhona - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Basic Books 1995 0465085938 / 9780465085934 Hard Copy Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
277 pages. Signed by author on title page. (Flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). Book is in Very Good+ condiition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Sticker on dust jacket says "Autographed Copy". From the publisher: "Why do so many smart, career-oriented, even ardently feminist women end up with nearly sole responsibility for running their households and raising their children? Why does it happen even in couples who had promised to share that work equally? Kidding Ourselves traces the decisions that women and men make -- usually unwittingly -- before and after marriage, and especially after the birth of a child, that lead inevitably to an old-fashioned division of labor at home. It also explains why change is necessary. As long as nearly all men devote themselves first and foremost to paying work, they will on average out-earn women, who reduce their hours and travel in their paying job once they have a child. With this groundbreaking book, Rhona Mahony suggests practical ways to bring men into child raising and end the unfair burden of women's second shift." 
Price: 16.00 USD
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4 Life Is a Contact Sport: Ten Great Career Strategies That Work Kragen, Ken; Graham, Jefferson - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York William Morrow & Co 1994 0688132820 / 9780688132828 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
202 pages. Inscribed by author Ken Kragen in gold sharpie on front deep red flyleaf as follows: "Claudia - Be a "star" in your career! Ken Kragen 1994". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition - slightly cocked spine. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition - light wear; no tears or chips; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "...fifteen powerful chapters that use vivid examples from Ken's own star-studded life to illustrate his key concepts: *how to utilize personal assets and eliminate personal liabilities *how to think backward from your goals; how to use your career to gain a better life; how to stay optimistic and enthusiastic *how to utilize the power of your personal network *how to find and exploit opportunities *how honesty is the best gimmick *how to time your critical moves for the best result; and (as Ken's own career heartily attests) * how the power of giving is the most important career enhancer of all. Most important, 'Life is a Contact Sport' will show you how no career move can be successfully launched without a strategy based on events. When he wanted to draw attention to world hunger, Ken staged one of the biggest events of the decade - We Are The World - to both raise money and attract public attention. Whether you are a housepainter from Des Moines, an aspiring country star, or an established CEO, Ken Kragen's book provides take-home, put-to-work value on every page - advice that can be applied to any career, at any stage, and create results that you never dreamed possible." Book is in gift condition. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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5 Love Can Open Prison Doors Daily, Starr
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. Melrose Press Distributed By Willing Publishing Co. 1945 8th Edition Hard Copy Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Melrose Press as publisher is covered by a sticker on the title page that says that it is distributed by Willing Publishing Co., Los Angeles, CA, 1945. Book is signed by author on front free end page as follows "I'm so happy that you are - [signed[ Starr Daily". 8th edition. Book is in Good condition: prior owner's ex libris sticker on front paste down; worn through on corners; fraying at top and bottom of spine; pages age tanned; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 The Romantic Love Question and Answer Book Branden, Nathaniel & Branden, E. Devers - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHORS
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. J P Tarcher 1982 0874771846 / 9780874771848 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Both Authors
J. P. Tarcher, Los Angeles, 1982. Inscribed by both authors on free front end page as follows: "To Jeffrey [last name unreadable] With all good wishes. Nathaniel Branden Devers Branden". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: very slight edge wear; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: small closed tear on bottom edge; some rubbing; in mylar cover; spine of mylar has sticker "Signed Copy"; interior of dj has small stain; not price-clipped. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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7 Wake Up, I'm Fat! Manheim, Camryn - FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Broadway Books 1999 0767903625 / 9780767903622 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
289 pages. Signed by author on title page, "Love Camryn Manheim". Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition - some small chips on edges. From the publisher: "...Camryn Manheim, Emmy Award-winning costar of The Practice, chronicles her journey from a self-hating, 'overweight' teenager, who desperately wanted to fit in, to a self-loving, fat activist who is proud to be a misfit. Wake Up, I'm Fat! shares her intelligent, candid, poignant, and often hilarious stories of being fat in a society obsessed with being thin. Camryn takes us from her days as a motorcycle-riding hippie in Santa Cruz to her enrollment at New York University's prestigious school of drama--where Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner broke the unspoken theater rules of size by casting her in the role of the ingenue--and finally to Hollywood, where she dispelled the fallacy that large women can't be portrayed as sensual, sophisticated, and confident. Camryn's endearing honesty, sass, and razor-sharp wit will appeal to any reader who has ever felt like an outcast or yearned to make peace with their body." 
Price: 9.75 USD
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8 What Is Emotion? History, Measures, and Meanings Kagan, Jerome
New Haven, CT, USA Yale University Press 2007 0300124740 / 9780300124743 First Edition/First Printing Hard Copy New New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007. 1st edition/1st printing. Book is New: light bump on edge and corners of rear board; not a remainder. From the publisher: "In this sophisticated overview of human emotions, a widely respected psychologist and author addresses the ambiguities and embraces the controversies that surround this intriguing subject. An insightful and lucid thinker, Jerome Kagan examines what exactly we do know about emotions, which popular assumptions about emotions are incorrect, and how scientific study must proceed if we are to uncover the answers to persistent and evasive questions about emotions. Integrating the findings of anthropological, psychological, and biological studies in his wide-ranging discussion, Kagan explores the evidence for great variation in the frequency and intensity of emotion among different cultures. He also discusses variations among individuals within the same culture and the influences of gender, class, ethnicity, and temperament on a person’s emotional patina. In his closing chapter, the author proposes that three sources of evidence -- verbal descriptions of feelings, behaviors, and measures of brain states -- provide legitimate but different definitions of emotion. Translating data from one of these sources to another may not be possible, Kagan warns, and those who study emotions must accept -- at least for now -- that their understanding is limited to and by the domain of their information." 
Price: 12.75 USD
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