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  • MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION: The Long Journey Home from the Moon. by Aldrin, Buzz with Ken Abraham.
    Aldrin, Buzz with Ken Abraham.
    MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION: The Long Journey Home from the Moon.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harmony, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Autobiography of the astronaut who was the second person to set foot on the moon. Written 40 years after the flight of the Apollo 11, this is not only a first person account of that moon-landing, but also a very personal account of his life afterwards, including his struggles with depression and alcoholism. SIGNED on the title page by Buzz Aldrin. Illustrated with color photographs. Index. 326 pp. ISBN: 9780307463456.

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

    Book ID: 53519
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME: A Memoir. by Alexie, Sherman.
    Alexie, Sherman.
    YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2017). First edition - A very highly praised memoir by this award-winning writer - a "look at the complicated relationship between a remarkable mother and an equally remarkable son, set, mostly, in the Spokane Indian Reservation where Alexie spent his childhood. His whip-smart, sometimes cruel mother saved the family when she stopped drinking, but was inexplicably tough on her kids something Alexie traces back to mental illness, sexual assault, and the Indian experience of violence and oppression." Response to this book has been complicated by charges of sexual harrassment against Alexie, and he declined the Carnegie Medal. 417 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72386
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  • Brave Bird, Mary (also known as Mary Crow Dog) with Richard Erdoes.
    OHITIKA WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book in the autobiography of this woman who was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, grew up fatherless, was drinking at 12, raped at 15, but who joined the New American Indian movement and became a leader in the movement for Indian rights in the 70's and later. Her first book - Lakota Woman - written about those years and under the name of Mary Crow Dog - won the American Book Award. This continues her story after the ending of her marriage to Leonard Crow Dog, raising children as a single mother, her fight against alcoholism and struggling to survive - while still finding humor and hope in life. Illustrated with photographs. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-14369.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32210
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  • OHITIKA WOMAN. by Brave Bird, Mary (also known as Mary Crow Dog) with Richard Erdoes.
    Brave Bird, Mary (also known as Mary Crow Dog) with Richard Erdoes.
    OHITIKA WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book in the autobiography of this woman who was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, grew up fatherless, was drinking at 12, raped at 15, but who joined the New American Indian movement and became a leader in the movement for Indian rights in the 70's and later. Her first book - Lakota Woman - written about those years and under the name of Mary Crow Dog - won the American Book Award. This continues her story after the ending of her marriage to Leonard Crow Dog, raising children as a single mother, her fight against alcoholism and struggling to survive - while still finding humor and hope in life. Illustrated with photographs. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-14369.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 43946
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  • NOT LIKE YOU. by Davis, Deborah.
    Davis, Deborah.
    NOT LIKE YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful and sensitive young adult novel - honest and beautifully written - the story of a teenage girl who must decide whether taking care of herself means no longer taking care of her alcoholic mother. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. 268 pp. Promotional postcard and author's business card laid in. ISBN: 9780618720934.

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

    Book ID: 40288
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  • NOT LIKE YOU. by Davis, Deborah.
    Davis, Deborah.
    NOT LIKE YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful and sensitive young adult novel - honest and beautifully written - the story of a teenage girl who must decide whether taking care of herself means no longer taking care of her alcoholic mother. SIGNED on the title page. 268 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780618720934.

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

    Book ID: 40287
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  • RIVER OF NO RETURN: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved. by [Ford, Tennessee Ernie] Ford, Jerry Buckner
    [Ford, Tennessee Ernie] Ford, Jerry Buckner
    RIVER OF NO RETURN: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved.

    Edition: First printing.

    Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Biography of the "legendary" entertainer, and of the complex and beautiful woman whom he married, by the eldest son of Ernie and Betty Ford, who is himself an actor, writer, and voiceover artist with more than twenty films, and hundreds of radio and television commercials to his credit. Illustrated with many photographs. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 256 pp. ISBN: 9781581826531.

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

    Book ID: 41224
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  • TENNESSEE TEARS. by George, John Curtis with Ira L. White.
    George, John Curtis with Ira L. White.
    TENNESSEE TEARS.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Valley Springs, CA: ARM Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - An account of The Tennessee Children's Home Society and Georgia Tann - the largest black market baby selling scandal in US history, by a man who was one of the children "sold" to his adoptive parents, and who has since worked for adoption reform. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 2007. Bibliography, 294 pp. ISBN: 0-9658302-09.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42922
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  • SAMS IN A DRY SEASON. by Gold, Ivan
    Gold, Ivan
    SAMS IN A DRY SEASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth book, third novel, a story about conquering "the demons of addiction [in this case, alcoholism], one day at a time.' 244 pp. Dust jacket praise from Philip Roth. Robert Stone and others. ISBN: 0-395-522811.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 53645
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  • THE BEST KEPT SECRET. by Hatvany, Amy [Yurk].
    Hatvany, Amy [Yurk].
    THE BEST KEPT SECRET.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, (2011.). First edition - The author's third book, but the first published under this name - the story of a single mother whose life falls apart when she descends into alcoholism, and her battle to get sober and regain custody of her son. SIGNED on the title page. 330 pp plus an interview with the author in a reading club guide. ISBN: 9781439193310.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 52119
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  • CONTROLLED DRINKING by Heather, Nick and Ian Robertson
    Heather, Nick and Ian Robertson
    CONTROLLED DRINKING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Methuen (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive look at the literature on a sometimes controversial alternative to treatment of alcoholism - one which says that total abstinence is not the only answer. Foreword by D. L. Davies. References. Name and subject indexes. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-416-719708.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57077
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  • DRUNKEN ANGEL. by Kaufman, Alan.
    Kaufman, Alan.
    DRUNKEN ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: VIVA Editions, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as "the most gripping, chilling and inspiring account ever written of a life-long battle with alcoholism and the struggle to write.. . Drunken Angel contains revealing portraits of such literary figures as Allen Ginsberg, Kathy Acker, Barney Rosset, Anthony Burgess, Elie Wiesel, Ron Kolm, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jim Feast, Bernard Malamud, Hubert Selby Jr., Bob Holman, Sapphire, not to speak of the gutter dreamers, Nuyorican Poets, Unbearables, Babarians, Slammers, Black foot Indians, commandos, criminals, junkies, renegade cocktail waitresses, hoboes, painters, and a host of others who each in some way, big or small, play their part in peopling the wildly exilerating drama of Kaufman's passionate and exotic life." SIGNED on the title page 463 pp. ISBN: 9781936740024.

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

    Book ID: 58692
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  • PARCHED: A Memoir. by King, Heather.
    King, Heather.
    PARCHED: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Chamberlain Bros / Penguin, (2005). First edition - An "unflinching look at alcoholism and its effects. Lawyer and prominent National Public Radio writer and commentator Heather King describes her twenty-year-long descent into the depths of addiction with wit and candor" - and her surprising recovery. vi, 276 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69059
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  • FATHER OF THE RAIN. by King, Lily.
    King, Lily.
    FATHER OF THE RAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this award winning the author - a "riveting portrait" of a "spectacularly disfunctional father" and the daughter who cannot help but love him. Cover praise from Richard Russo, Margot Livesey, Jim Shepard and others. 354 pp. ISBN: 978-0802119490.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62915
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  • O'Brien, John.
    THE ASSAULT ON TONY'S.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of the second novel by the author of 'Leaving Las Vegas.' The manuscript and outline was found among O'Brien's papers, and finished by his sister, Erin, who also wrote the afterword for this book. ISBN: 0-8021-15926.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 21431
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  • WITH OR WITHOUT YOU: A Memoir. by Ruta, Domenica.
    Ruta, Domenica.
    WITH OR WITHOUT YOU: A Memoir.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Spiegel & Grau, (2013). Hardcover - The author's first book, an account of an unconventional coming of age in the 1990s. "Domenica Ruta grew up in a working-class, unforgiving town north of Boston, in a trash-filled house on a dead-end road surrounded by a river and a salt marsh. Her mother, Kathi, a notorious local figure, was a drug addict and sometimes dealer whose life swung between welfare and riches. . despite the fact that there was not a book to be found in her household, Domenica developed a love of reading, which helped her believe that she could transcend this life of undying grudges, self-inflicted misfortune, and the crooked moral code that Kathi and her cohorts lived by." 207 pp. ISBN: 978-0812993240.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79310
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  • THE STORY OF MRS MURPHY. by Scott, Natalie Anderson.
    Scott, Natalie Anderson.
    THE STORY OF MRS MURPHY.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Dutton, 1947. dj. Hardcover - The story of Jimmy Murphy, son of a large family, loved by many women and of his inexorable decline due to alcoholism - the real Mrs Murphy is the bottle. Book of the Month Club brochure with a review by Clifton Fadiman laid in. 445 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket.(prev owner's name mostly hidden by dj flap, overall edgewear to the dj, loss of about 1/2 inch at top of dj spine, but still an attractive vintage volume.)

    Book ID: 70467
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  • UPPER CUT: Highlights of My Hollywood Life. by White, Carrie.
    White, Carrie.
    UPPER CUT: Highlights of My Hollywood Life.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster - Atria Books, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Autobiography of one of Hollywood's most successful hairdressers - but also one which talks about being abused by a stepfather as a child, her use of alcohol, cocaine and heroin to fuel the frenetic pace of her life which eventually cost her her home, her career and almost her children - and her struggle to come back. SIGNED on the title page and dated just one month after publication, Illustrated with color photographs,. 386 pp. ISBN: 9781439199091.

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

    Book ID: 52130
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