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Self-Help

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1 August 32, 2000 and Other Essays for a New Millennium Newmeyer, John
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Bright Moon Press 1994 0-9641233-0-4 / 9780964123304 First Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Bright Moon Press, San Francisco, 1994. 1st edition. 174 pages. Inscribed by author on front end page as follows: "For Linda Burgess - To commemorate an evening with Congressman Barney Frank, which gave rebirth to a world of hope. [signed] John Newmeyer 21-VIII-02". There is no indication whether the inscription is to the artist Linda Burgess or to a different person with that name. Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condiition. From the dust jacket: "'August 32, 2000' comprises 45 essays in seven topic areas: Coping with the World, Human Society, Animal Life, Politics, Taste, Health, and Drug Abuse. The pieces are short, witty, often mordant, and consistently thought-provoking....Other essays touch on the social class of vegetables, whales as world citizens, conract bridge for six players, and a Leap Day for August." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Dancing in the Light MacLaine, Shirley
Toronto Bantam Books 1985 055305094x / 9780553050943 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Bantam Books, Toronto, 1985. Signed by author on front fly leaf as follows: "Love to the [unreadable - possibly: Valentines]! Shirley". First printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: rear board doesn't lie quite flat; edges have light discoloration. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: small tears and chips; now covered in mylar protective jacket. From the publisher: "Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey. In 1984 she won an Oscar, starred on Broadway, wrote the best-selling Out on a Limb -- and turned fifty years old. At this special time, in this special year, she was now ready to resume the spiritual journey she had begun in her early forties. In Dancing in the Light, Shirley MacLaine bares her innermost self and explores the lives, both past and present, which touched and affected her own. She sheds new light on her loves, her losses, her childhood, her passions, and her inner drives and ambitions. She asks poignant questions and finds surprising answers. She challenges her beliefs and confronts her conflicts. Ultimately, she takes us with her through a life-altering experience that provides a stunning new vision of herself, her future... and the fate of our world." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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3 How to Get It Together When Your World is Coming Apart Morgan, Donald W. - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Old Tappan, NJ Fleming H. Revell Company 1988 0-8007-1599-3 / 9780800715991 Hard Copy As New Near Fine+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
190 pages. Inscribed by author on title page. From the dust jacket: "How can you hang on when life's storms threaten to tear you from your spiritual moorings? Donald Morgan challenges you to cling to the anchor of Jesus Christ. . . . Morgan supports the validity and necessity of having an active, growing faith in God. Writing in an open, hard-hitting manner, the author evaluates such natural responses as anger, fear, doubt, and worry, and presents strategies for eradicating each one from your life. Furthermore, Donald Morgan offers hope and logical answers to those who are disillusioned by the cyncial, psychological, and pseudo-scientific beliefs of today. His enthusiastic message will bring hpe and wholeness to those suffering from doubt or despair." Book is in As New condition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine+ condition - minor edge wear. An excellent copy. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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4 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 7" - 9" 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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5 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 7" - 9" 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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6 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 7" - 9" 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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7 Rx for "Nerves" Spray, Pauline E.
Kansas City, Missouri, USA Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City 1975 Soft Cover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By Author
Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 1975. Soft Cover. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "Dear Ruth Ann, God Bless You Richly. Isa 26:3 [signed] Pauline E. Spray". Book is in Good condition: underlining on many pages; prior owner's name written at top of half-title page; edge wear; binding is tight. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Wareham's Way: Escaping the Judas Trap Wareham John - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Wareham International Limited 1988 0689113676 / 9780689113673 Hard Copy Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Wareham International Limited, New York, 1988. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "For Barbara & Dick. Have a great cruise! Best wishes [signed] John Wareham". Book is in Very Good condition: light edge wear; light discoloration on edges; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: one tear; some rubbing. 3rd printing. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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9 When You Need a Friend Andrews, Robert F.
Winona Lake, IN, USA Light and Life Media 1979 0893670413 / 9780893670412 Soft Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Signed By Author
Light and Life Media, Winona Lake, IN, 1979. Soft cover. Signed by author on title page. Book is in Very Good condition: light wear on edges; underneath the author's signature is the signature of "[unreadable] Bishop 8-25-79" in different colored ink from the author's and it is unclear if this is an additional autograph (and, if so, who is this person?) or the name of a prior owner; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Why Me, Why This, Why Now: A Guide to Answering Life's Toughest Questions Norwood, Robin
New York, New York, U.S.A. Carol Southern Books 1994 0517598507 / 9780517598504 Stated First Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Carol Southern Books, New York, 1994. Signed by author on half-title pages (flat-signed meaning that only the author's name appears; there is no inscription to any person.) Stated 1st edition. Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Near Very Good condition: small tears and chips on edges; jacket has "autographed copy" sticker; not price-clipped. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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