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  • THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN. by Braff, Joshua.
    Braff, Joshua.
    THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "To--- you have inspired a lot in me!" . Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "To--- you have inspired a lot in me!" . Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town in the 1970s, and you've got the makings of a comic and heart-wrenching novel of suburbia.' 259 pp. ISBN: 1-565124200.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 65668
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  • THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN. by Braff, Joshua.
    Braff, Joshua.
    THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town in the 1970s, and you've got the makings of a comic and heart-wrenching novel of suburbia.' 259 pp. ISBN: 1-565124200.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 37420
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  • THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN. by Braff, Joshua.
    Braff, Joshua.
    THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - Braff's very funny first novel of growing up in a Jewish suburban family in the 1970's. The title gives a good clue to the contents, but here is more from the front flap: 'Take one adolescent boy with an overactive imagination and a flourishing libido. Add a narcissistic father who can shower his children with love one minute and verbally cut them to shreds the next. Take a mother who seems to be always "out" and three siblings at various stages of development. Hire a sexy babysitter to take care of the kids and move them all to a new house in a leafy green New Jersey town in the 1970s, and you've got the makings of a comic and heart-wrenching novel of suburbia.' 259 pp. ISBN: 1-565124200.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 74965
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  • Fleming Keith.
    THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The often-moving memoir by a young man who grew up in the 1970's Midwest, attended a Free School there (based on Summerhill), was institutionalized by his father, and saved by being 'adopted' as a teenager by his uncle, the writer Edmund White, who was very involved in the gay world of New York City. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-060959304.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38293
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  • DRUGSTORE COWBOY. by Fogle, James.
    Fogle, James.
    DRUGSTORE COWBOY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Delta, (1990.). First edition - First publication of this novel, set in Portland, Oregon in the early 1970's, after it was produced as an award-winning film of the same name in 1989, directed by Gus Van Sant and featuring Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch. Not only one of the best films of the year, but one of the most realistic and powerful movies ever made about drug addicts. Fogle knew that life well - this book is dedicated to a long list of his "pards" from 1974, "who all died that summer or shortly afterward in connection with the use and traffic of drugs." . Front cover is a still from the film of Dillon and Lynch…

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    New York: Delta, (1990.). First edition - First publication of this novel, set in Portland, Oregon in the early 1970's, after it was produced as an award-winning film of the same name in 1989, directed by Gus Van Sant and featuring Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch. Not only one of the best films of the year, but one of the most realistic and powerful movies ever made about drug addicts. Fogle knew that life well - this book is dedicated to a long list of his "pards" from 1974, "who all died that summer or shortly afterward in connection with the use and traffic of drugs." . Front cover is a still from the film of Dillon and Lynch and inside the rear cover is a photograph of the author in prison. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-38530224X.

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    Condition: Very good minus overall (crease to front cover, wear to corners and usual inevitable light toning to the pages, straight uncreased spine.)

    Book ID: 74927
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  • Mazza, Cris.
    INDIGENOUS: Growing Up Californian.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Essays about what it means to grow up in California - in the 1970s and 1980s - as the second or third generation vs those who come to California because of a dream - "a spirited rebuttal to stereotypes about growing up female in Southern California. INSCRIBED on the title page - "for ... A native! Don't go extinct." Promotional postcard laid in. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-872864227.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37847
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