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  • SEX AND THE CITY. by Bushnell, Candace.
    Bushnell, Candace.
    SEX AND THE CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first book, a collection of her columns for the NY Observer, where "they read as a twisted nineties society novel in serial format." The basis for the popular TV series starring Sarah Jessica Parker, which has also been adapted into two movies. In the first issue jacket with the "Advance Praise" comments on the rear panel. Surprisingly uncommon in the first edition. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-6422.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread, but with a remainder line on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 60808
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  • Weaver, Frances.
    MIDLIFE MUSINGS Plus Sundry Sonnets From the Porch.

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

    Saratoga Springs, NY: Midlife Musings, (1985.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book. Frances Weaver, a columnist and National Public Radio commentator, was widowed when she was in her mid-50s, with four grown children, Weaver quickly learned that to make the most out of her remaining years, she had to change her life dramatically - she moved back east, to the Adirondacks, from Colorado, returned to college, became a 'professional kite flyer' and began writing her upbeat columns. The advice she offers in these books is directed primarily to middle-class women who find themselves in a similar situation. Stating that "boredom is ninety-nine percent self-inflicted," she stresses the importance of making oneself, rather than family or married friends,…

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    Saratoga Springs, NY: Midlife Musings, (1985.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book. Frances Weaver, a columnist and National Public Radio commentator, was widowed when she was in her mid-50s, with four grown children, Weaver quickly learned that to make the most out of her remaining years, she had to change her life dramatically - she moved back east, to the Adirondacks, from Colorado, returned to college, became a 'professional kite flyer' and began writing her upbeat columns. The advice she offers in these books is directed primarily to middle-class women who find themselves in a similar situation. Stating that "boredom is ninety-nine percent self-inflicted," she stresses the importance of making oneself, rather than family or married friends, the focus of future activities, and recommends education and travel as ways to develop new interests. Illustrations. 87 pp. ISBN: 0-9617930-07.

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    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page 'For the Scruggs Girls.' Very good in stiff illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 30909
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  • Weaver, Frances.
    SPEAKING OF THE GIRLS. . .

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

    Colorada Springs, CO: Century Press (1986.). SIGNED first edition - The author's second book. Frances Weaver, a columnist and National Public Radio commentator, was widowed when she was in her mid-50s, with four grown children, Weaver quickly learned that to make the most out of her remaining years, she had to change her life dramatically - she moved back east, to the Adirondacks, from Colorado, returned to college, became a 'professional kite flyer' and began writing her upbeat columns. The advice she offers in these books is directed primarily to middle-class women who find themselves in a similar situation. Stating that "boredom is ninety-nine percent self-inflicted," she stresses the importance of making oneself, rather than family or married friends,…

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    Colorada Springs, CO: Century Press (1986.). SIGNED first edition - The author's second book. Frances Weaver, a columnist and National Public Radio commentator, was widowed when she was in her mid-50s, with four grown children, Weaver quickly learned that to make the most out of her remaining years, she had to change her life dramatically - she moved back east, to the Adirondacks, from Colorado, returned to college, became a 'professional kite flyer' and began writing her upbeat columns. The advice she offers in these books is directed primarily to middle-class women who find themselves in a similar situation. Stating that "boredom is ninety-nine percent self-inflicted," she stresses the importance of making oneself, rather than family or married friends, the focus of future activities, and recommends education and travel as ways to develop new interests. Illustrations. 109 pp. ISBN: 0-9617930-15.

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    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page 'For the Scruggs Girls.' Good in stiff illustrated covers (some dampstaining to back cover near spine, crinkling of pages.)

    Book ID: 30910
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