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  • SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY. by Campbell, Bebe Moore.
    Campbell, Bebe Moore.
    SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Told from the perspective of a young girl, this is a story about dealing with the unpredictable mood swings of a mother with bi-polar disorder. Campbell's first book for children, this was the winner of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Outstanding Literature Award for 2003. Beautifully and sensitively illustrated by E. B. Lewis. SIGNED by Campbell on the half title page and dated 4/27/04. Oversized format, unpaginated (30 pages). ISBN: 0-399-239723.

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

    Book ID: 49724
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  • THE RABBIT CULTURE: The Myth of Infinite Growth.... What Madness! by Capaldo, Tito.
    Capaldo, Tito.
    THE RABBIT CULTURE: The Myth of Infinite Growth.... What Madness!

    Edition: First edition, a trade paperback

    Bloomington, IN. Author House (2013). SIGNED first edition - "Direct and vivid in its telling of the details of the adoption of a 7-year old boy from Romania after the collapse of Communism, the novel manages ultimately to deliver much more." The authors account of time spent in the Italian Air Force and now as Fire fighting Pilot for the Civil Defense. INSCRIBED: 'To---with affection" on half title page. Photographs, Although described as a novel, this is much more a series,of comments on modern life, including homosexuality and schizophrenia. 190 pp. ISBN: 97814918-00362.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60703
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  • Fisher, Carrie.
    THE BEST AWFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to Fisher's 'Postcards from the Edge." One reviewer described it as the "hilarious, occasionally tragic, but always captivating world of Suzanne Vale, a bi-polar, celebrity talk show host with a six-year old daughter, a gay ex-husband, an aging starlet mother, and an unbreakable will to survive. . . a rambunctious, honest, wise-cracking trip to rock bottom and back again." 269 pp. ISBN: 0-684809133.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to rear flap of dj, very light creasing to last few pages.)

    Book ID: 78865
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  • THE FOLDED WORLD. by Gaige, Amity.
    Gaige, Amity.
    THE FOLDED WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Other Press, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this young author who was selected by the National Book Foundation for the '5 under 35' honor. This is the story of an idealistic young social worker who is drawn into the lives of his mentally ill clients, and imperils his marriage. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 1590512480.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 56035
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  • THE FOLDED WORLD. by Gaige, Amity.
    Gaige, Amity.
    THE FOLDED WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Other Press, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this young author who was selected by the National Book Foundation for the '5 under 35' honor. This is the story of an idealistic young social worker who is drawn into the lives of his mentally ill clients, and imperils his marriage. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 1590512480.

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

    Book ID: 56036
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  • Goldberg, Ken.
    PETER SQUARED: A Novel.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2000 dj. Hardcover first edition - Two mentally ill men meet and form an odd but deep friendship in this tragic but funny first novel by clinical psychologist Ken Goldberg. ISBN: 0-9673701-16.

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

    Book ID: 18946
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  • THE OTHER MRS. by Kubicka, Mary.
    Kubicka, Mary.
    THE OTHER MRS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Park Row Books / Harper Collins, (2020). SIGNED first edition - A psychological thriller sent in a small town in Maine. The Faust family has just moved there from Chicago, hoping for a new start, when one of their neighbors is found murdered. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2019, that is, before publication. 359 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78408
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  • SEX, CUSTOM AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A Study of South African Pagan Natives. by Laubscher, B. J. F.
    Laubscher, B. J. F.
    SEX, CUSTOM AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A Study of South African Pagan Natives.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Robert M. McBride & Co, 1938. Hardcover first edition - An ethnological and psychiatrical of the Southeastern Cape Bantu, and especially of the Tembu. The author was a psychiatrist on the staff of the Queenstown Mental Hospital in charge of the native wards. Includes chapters on folklore, burial and wedding customs, male and female initiation ceremonies (which do not include genital mutilation), witchcraft and medicine doctors and more. Illustrated with 17 glossy plates. Index. xv, 347 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by flap)

    Book ID: 75695
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  • THE LOONY BIN TRIP. by Millett, Kate.
    Millett, Kate.
    THE LOONY BIN TRIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "the gripping personal account of Kate Millett's struggle to regain control of her life after being diagnosed as a manic-depressive. Shockingly honest and compulsively readable,..[Millett] has the courage to show us from the inside what devastation the specter of madness can cause. A damning indictment of our system of mental institutions from the patient's perspective." A moving book by the author of 'Sexual Politics.' 316 pp. ISBN: 0-671679309.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39538
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  • MOODY FOREVER. by Oliver, Steve.
    Oliver, Steve.
    MOODY FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery novel featuring Scott Moody, part time cabbie, part time newspaper reporter in suburban Spokane and ex-mental patient on Thorazine and trying to get his life togeher. An original and offbeat series, praised on the back cover by Michael Connelly and Rod Thorp among others. SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-312-193017.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20059
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  • MOODY FOREVER. by Oliver, Steve.
    Oliver, Steve.
    MOODY FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery novel featuring Scott Moody, part time cabbie, part time newspaper reporter in suburban Spokane and ex-mental patient on Thorazine and trying to get his life togeher. An original and offbeat series, praised on the back cover by Michael Connelly and Rod Thorp among others. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-312-193017.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (slightly "over-opened" before title page).

    Book ID: 42907
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  • MOODY GETS THE BLUES. by Oliver, Steve.
    Oliver, Steve.
    MOODY GETS THE BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Off By One Press. (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, featuring one of the most off-center detectives of modern times: "Scott Moody has a few problems. HeÕs fresh out of a mental hospital. His wife has left him. He drives a taxi and occupies a dumpy apartment. He lives in the obscure inland city of Spokane, Washington and takes frequent doses of Thorazine. He became a private investigator after hallucinations about Humphrey Bogart. Now heÕs involved with the police who donÕt think it was a good idea. .....a compelling, humorous mystery and also a portrait of the pathology of madness. Illustrations by the author. SIGNED on the title page. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-9644138-7-6.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42908
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  • MOODY GETS THE BLUES. by Oliver, Steve.
    Oliver, Steve.
    MOODY GETS THE BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Off By One Press. (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, featuring one of the most off-center detectives of modern times: "Scott Moody has a few problems. HeÕs fresh out of a mental hospital. His wife has left him. He drives a taxi and occupies a dumpy apartment. He lives in the obscure inland city of Spokane, Washington and takes frequent doses of Thorazine. He became a private investigator after hallucinations about Humphrey Bogart. Now heÕs involved with the police who donÕt think it was a good idea. .....a compelling, humorous mystery and also a portrait of the pathology of madness. Illustrations by the author. INSCRIBED TWICE on the title page…

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    Seattle: Off By One Press. (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, featuring one of the most off-center detectives of modern times: "Scott Moody has a few problems. HeÕs fresh out of a mental hospital. His wife has left him. He drives a taxi and occupies a dumpy apartment. He lives in the obscure inland city of Spokane, Washington and takes frequent doses of Thorazine. He became a private investigator after hallucinations about Humphrey Bogart. Now heÕs involved with the police who donÕt think it was a good idea. .....a compelling, humorous mystery and also a portrait of the pathology of madness. Illustrations by the author. INSCRIBED TWICE on the title page "with best wishes" and "thanks for the help" and dated in the year of publication. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-9644138-7-6.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42909
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  • Parker, Beulah
    A MINGLED YARN: Chronicle of a Troubled Family

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Attractive copy of this classic psychological study of the development of mental illness (including one child who became schizophrenic) in a comfortable upper-middle class family. 333 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket with some edgewear.

    Book ID: 11485
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  • IF YOU'RE LUCKY. by Prinz, Yvonne.
    Prinz, Yvonne.
    IF YOU'RE LUCKY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2015). SIGNED first edition - "When seventeen-year-old GeorgiaÕs brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe LuckyÕs death was just bad luck. . . Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been LuckyÕs best friend. . . Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about LuckyÕs death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. . . her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what sheÕs saying." . 278 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67664
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  • IF YOU'RE LUCKY. by Prinz, Yvonne.
    Prinz, Yvonne.
    IF YOU'RE LUCKY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2015). SIGNED first edition - "When seventeen-year-old GeorgiaÕs brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe LuckyÕs death was just bad luck. . . Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been LuckyÕs best friend. . . Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about LuckyÕs death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. . . her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what sheÕs saying." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 278 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66483
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  • STOP PRETENDING: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy. by Sones, Sonya.
    Sones, Sonya.
    STOP PRETENDING: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (slim trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, [1999.]. First edition - The author's first book, a series of poems which tell the story of an older sister's breakdown, and the younger's attempt to come to terms with this, based on based on the true story of the author's life and the journals she kept then. Named by the American Library Association as one of the Best Books for Young Adults in 2000. 220 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40636
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  • THE FOUR OF US: The Story of a Family. by Swados, Elizabeth.
    Swados, Elizabeth.
    THE FOUR OF US: The Story of a Family.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Part autobiography, part elegy, part inquiry into the dynamics of mental illness, this is the story of the author's family, "which is haunted by the tragedy of the first child's schizophrenia. Four essays, one for each family member's story, combine to create a complex and resonant picture of the four sides of a family rectangle." 243 pp. ISBN: 0-374152195.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62852
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