Second edition INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. xiv, 143 pages. Hardcover; H 21.5cm x L 14cm. Dust jacket rubbed and toned, several short tears at edges, light color fading to lettering near top of spine with small patch of surface peeling near heel, 2cm tear above center of front flap fold; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Light beige cloth boards faintly soiled. Edges and endpapers foxed; ink ownership inscription on front pastedown. A very good- copy in a good+ dust jacket with Morris' five-line ink inscription upon the front free endpaper: "to the Turners - | a gift from | your lovely daughter. | Best wishes, | Willie Morris." GOOD OLD BOY was first published in 1971 by Harper & Row and features the author's reminiscences of his boyhood escapades in Yazoo City, Mississippi. This copy is either a second state or second printing (although no statement for the latter upon the copyright page) as the book was first issued in a light brown cloth binding with both its dj front flap and copyright page having the incorrect ISBN 0916242091 (an error which occurred frequently at Yoknapatawpha Press). ISBN 0916242099. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Jim Boden is the quintessence of the good-old-boy system in action, particularly at the college level of administration. Rising far above himself in his station in life, he personifies ineptitude and mediocrity. The story follows his rise and fall as a college administrator in a small, satellite campus of a community college, his bureaucratic style being his own downfall. The reader is left with bewilderment at how people of his ilk can rise to such levels with so little ability, both administratively and in terms of people skills.
About the Author: Willie Morris (1934-1999) grew up in Yazoo City, Mississippi, attended the University of Texas, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England and was editor in chief of Harper's Magazine.
Title: GOOD OLD BOY; A DELTA BOYHOOD.
Publisher: Oxford, MS: Yoknapatawpha Press, Inc., 1980.
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G0916242099I4N00
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0916242099I5N10
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Pr. Book Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Bookplate inside. Stamped on inside. Bookseller Inventory # Q07I-00597
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Press, 1980. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP76823143
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Pr, Oxford, Mississippi, U.S.A., 1974. Hard Back. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. Reprint. 0916242099 Bookplate to FFE, thumbed edges, name to title page, else tight and clean. DJ is sunned, creased, chipped with large tears. Bookseller Inventory # 171172
Book Description Yoknapatawphe Press, Inc., 1980. Hard cover. 143 p.This is one persons account of southern history. Interesting book! Very good. No dust jacket. Book. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris_0000588
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97809162420914.0
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Pr, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First printing. Hardcover, in jacket. Clean text, strong binding, light wear. DJ is price clipped, has sun fading, and a tear and creasing to the bottom edge of back. Photos available on request. Reliable customer service. Photos available. (Heavy books and sets may require additional shipping charges, particularly if international). Bookseller Inventory # ZY2008
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Pr, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0916242099
Book Description Yoknapatawpha Pr, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020916242099