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Leaving Home

Buchwald, Art

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ISBN 10: 0399138641 / ISBN 13: 9780399138645
Published by Putnam Adult, New York, 1993
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0399138641 This FIRST EDITION is a FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED BY AUTHOR in FINE condition. Copyright page has number line "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" towards bottom of page notating First Printing. Art Buchwald has signed in bold blue ink on half title page. Book is in FINE condition with 1/4 dark brown cloth with bold gilt lettering over cream colored paper boards with 1/2" gilt stamped initials "A.B." towards middle of board. Book's spine tips and corners are true with binding and insides tight, bright, clean and unmarked. NO previous owner's or library markings. DW is covered by Brodart with price point intact also in FINE condition. DW's spine tips and corners are true with cover having cream colored background with black and white photo of author as young boy with dog; with bold burgundy & gilt shadowed lettering of title and bold blue lettering of author's name on rest of cover and spine. Large black and white close-up photo of Buchwald on back cover by Diana Walker. "In this poignant memoir, Buchwald writes with intimacy and candor about his early years - of a life constantly on the move, in the company of strangers" - from front flap. Orphaned as a baby, Buchwald chronicles his childhood from shelters to foster homes, and his adult life from the U.S. Marines, college at University of South Carolina and on to be a renowned humor writer. Grey and white pictorial endpapers. Hardcover, 6.25" x 9.25", 254pp, uncut pages. Bookseller Inventory # 002600

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Title: Leaving Home

Publisher: Putnam Adult, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing.

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The renowned humorist describes his difficult childhood in foster homes, the wanderlust that took him from New York's Hebrew Orphan Asylum to Paris, and his years in Paris. 85,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.

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Times Bestseller.
"Dear readers: have I got a treat for you! Art Buchwald has written a book about his life . . . I guarantee 254 pages of pure pleasure." -- Ann Landers
"Strikingly honest . . . [Buchwald] grew up in orphanages and foster homes and never knew his mother who, shortly after he was born, entered a mental hospital and spent the rest of her life
there . . . . But instead of becoming a sociopath, Buchwald became a professional funnyman and a national figure whose columns skewer pretense and politicians . . . . Score one for humor as a means of survival." -- The Washington Post Book World

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