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Kakutani, Michiko

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ISBN 10: 0812912772 ISBN 13: 9780812912777

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About this Item: Times Books. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0812912772 (3A8 LH SJ) Additional items ship at a discounted rate (not free). Please ask for details. Please Note: Pictures may be catalog/stock photos and NOT an actual picture of the actual item being sold. If you are looking for a particular cover art or edition, please ask BEFORE buying. Typical transit time for standard media mail is 7-10 business days. Seller Inventory # SKU1201626

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Michiko Kakutani

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About this Item: Times Books. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2871899070

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Kakutani, Michiko

Published by Times Books (1988)

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About this Item: Times Books, 1988. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP86050879

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Kakutani, Michiko

Published by Times Books (1988)

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About this Item: Times Books, 1988. Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP101648695

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Kakutani, Michiko

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About this Item: Times Books. Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Good dust jacket. Former Library book. Owner's name on front endpage. Seller Inventory # Q06A-00390

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Kakutani, Michiko

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About this Item: Times Books. Condition: Very Good. . Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # Y10G-00003

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Michiko Kakutani

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About this Item: Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0812912772I5N00

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Michiko Kakutani

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About this Item: Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0812912772I4N00

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Mayne, Kenny

Published by Crown Archetype (2008)

ISBN 10: 0307396150 ISBN 13: 9780307396150

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About this Item: Crown Archetype, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Hardcover with dust jacket, in Fine / Fine condition, looks like new, no flaws to note, no stamps writing or marks, a nice looking book, ; A-230; Painstakingly faithful to its title, Kenny Mayne’s book is neither complete nor is it particularly accurate. Ostensibly an A-to-Z encyclopedia of all known sports, many sports are never mentioned. There’s not a word about rugby, volleyball, Roller Derby, swimming, or (shockingly) Basque pelota or shinty. There is a chapter about sliding, but none about skiing. Competitive eating and rhythmic gymnastics will have to wait for another book. However, there are roughly eight chapters about tackle football–"the greatest sport in the world, and everyone knows it"–and a good four or five about horse racing, so quit complaining before you’ve even read the book. There will be plenty of time for complaining after you’ve finished it (about an hour from now–tops).Those sports that are covered in the book are examined with exhaustive inattention to unretained detail. Many chapters have nothing to do with sport. For instance, the chapter on hunting is about hunting for a hassle-free triple tall Americano light on the water.So, then, what exactly is this book-like thing you hold in your hands? Part nostalgic memoir (like the summer Mark Sansaver hit 843 home runs in backyard Wiffle ball), part Dave Barry—esque riffs (like explaining bocce to non-Italians), part scholarly tract (includes the origins of tackle football), and part metafiction (see "Time-outs"). . . all with illustrations drawn by Kenny’s daughters, it is what Kenny calls his anti coffee-table book, or Coaster. The publisher calls it $24.95. Reviewers like Michiko Kakutani may call it "insipid," but because Kenny has included a revolutionary "backwords" following the book’s foreword, she’ll have to call it an "insipid breakthrough" of a book.So what is this book-like thing? Like the great mysteries in life, you’ll have to decide for yourself.*That would include a thought I just had. This thought had something to do with Wiffle ball. What a great chapter. But that’s not to say the chapter on hunting is terrible even though it’s mostly about coffee. Plus I wrote stuff about my children. There’s even a chapter on jai alai. This book has both still photographs and still illustrations. It doesn’t have any moving pictures. That would have required the inclusion of a projector and a big white screen in the book, and I’m trying to take a stand on energy conservation. Strangely enough, Ken Griffey Jr. asked me if the book would have video. This will make sense when you read the chapter on him.I wish I'd written about the Seattle Pilots. I used to go to their games when I was nine. My favorite player was Tommy Harper. But this isn't just a sports book. It covers all sorts of things. I hope they place it in the Miscellaneous section. That should draw a lot of attention. I was told that the presence of a sub-title would sell more books. How am I doing with you? Make sure to tell people about this alluring and informative sub-title. This sub-title is longer than some of my chapters. Seller Inventory # 42613

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Tyler, Anne

Published by Ballantine Books (2004)

ISBN 10: 0345470613 ISBN 13: 9780345470614

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, 2004. Trade Paperback. Condition: Near-Fine. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 336 pages. Synopsis From the inimitable Anne Tyler, a rich and compelling novel about a mismatched marriage and its consequences, spanning three generations. They seemed like the perfect couple young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother¿s grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married. Pauline, impulsive, impractical, tumbles hit-or-miss through life; Michael, plodding, cautious, judgmental, proceeds deliberately. While other young marrieds, equally ignorant at the start, seemed to grow more seasoned, Pauline and Michael remain amateurs. In time their foolish quarrels take their toll. Even when they find themselves, almost thirty years later, loving, instant parents to a little grandson named Pagan, whom they rescue from Haight-Ashbury, they still cannot bridge their deep-rooted differences. Flighty Pauline clings to the notion that the rifts can always be patched. To the unyielding Michael, they become unbearable. From the sound of the cash register in the old grocery to the counterculture jargon of the sixties, from the miniskirts to the multilayered apparel of later years, Anne Tyler captures the evocative nuances of everyday life during these decades with such telling precision that every page brings smiles of recognition. Throughout, as each of the competing voices bears witness, we are drawn ever more fully into the complex entanglements of family life in this wise, embracing, and deeply perceptivenovel. The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani Although acquaintances like to think of them as a perfect couple, Pauline and Michael are constantly bickering, sulking and fighting at home. And by cutting back and forth among the viewpoints of different characters, Ms. Tyler is able to provide a kaleidoscopic view of their marriage, and the ripple effect that their contentious relationship has on their children an ode to the complexities of familial love, the centripetal and centrifugal forces that keep families together and send their members flying apart, the supremely ordinary pleasures and frustrations of middle-class American life. Biography Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anne Tyler has made a glorious career of telling the often less-than glorious stories of small-town people enduring life¿s every day ups and downs. Having come of age in rural Raleigh, North Carolina, the enigmatic Tyler draws upon her background to fashion tales of the South that are quirky, humorous, and insightful. Seller Inventory # 035234

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Kakutani, Michiko

Published by Times Books (1989)

ISBN 10: 0812912772 ISBN 13: 9780812912777

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About this Item: Times Books, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Seller Inventory # PH3331328

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Michiko Kakutani

Published by Times Books/Random House (1988)

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About this Item: Times Books/Random House, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. In very good condition, with very little signs of use or age. There are no tears or defects. Seller Inventory # ABE-18650496131

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Michiko Kakutani

Published by Peter Bedrick Books

ISBN 10: 0872262103 ISBN 13: 9780872262102

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About this Item: Peter Bedrick Books. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2880394245

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Michiko Kakutani

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About this Item: Peter Bedrick Books. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2896486920

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Michiko Kakutani

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About this Item: Peter Bedrick Books. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2916179606

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Kakutani, Michiko

Published by Times Books (1988)

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About this Item: Times Books, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket in good condition. We have 1.5 million books to choose from -- Ship within 24 hours -- Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # mon0000659014

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Fforde, Jasper

Published by Penguin (2003)

ISBN 10: 0670031909 ISBN 13: 9780670031900

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About this Item: Penguin, 2003. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1/2 inch tear to front corner. 2003 Trade Paperback. 416pp. If Thursday thought she could avoid the spotlight after her heroic escapades in the pages of Jane Eyre, she was sorely mistaken. The unforgettable literary detective whom Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times calls part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew and part Dirty Harry had another think coming. The love of her life has been eradicated by Goliath, everyone's favorite corrupt multinational. To rescue him Thursday must retrieve a supposedly vanquished enemy from the pages of The Raven. But Poe is off-limits to even the most seasoned literary interloper. Enter a professional: the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dickens's Great Expectations. As her new apprentice, Thursday keeps her motives secret as she learns the ropes of Jurisfiction, where she moonlights as a Prose Resource Operative inside books. As if jumping into the likes of Kafka, Austen, and Beatrix Potter's Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies weren't enough, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth. Seller Inventory # 1691007

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Vise, David A.

Published by Grove Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A. (2002)

ISBN 10: 0802139515 ISBN 13: 9780802139511

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About this Item: Grove Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002. Trade Paperback. Condition: Near-Fine. Near-fine copy. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 286 pages. Illustrated. Covers are clean (NO tears). Synopsis Called "a first-rate spy story" (Entertainment Weekly), The Bureau and the Mole is the sensational New York Times best-seller that tells the inside story of FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Philip Hanssen, a seemingly all-American boy who would become the perfect traitor, jeopardizing America's national security for over twenty years by selling top-secret information to the Russians. Drawing from a wide variety of sources in the FBI, the Justice Department, the White House, and the intelligence community, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David A. Vise tells the story of how Hanssen employed the very sources and methods his own nation had entrusted to him in a devious game of deceit -- simply because he had something to prove. Vise also interweaves the narrative of how FBI director Louis B. Freeh led the government's desperate search for its betrayer among its own ranks, from the false leads, to the near misses, to its ultimate, shocking conclusion. Fascinating, gripping, and provocative, The Bureau and the Mole is a harrowing tale of how one man's treachery rocked a fraternity built on fidelity, bravery, and integrity -- and how the dedicated perseverance of another brought him to justice. "Absorbing . Vise's account of Mr. Hanssen's road to becoming a double agent is fascinating." -- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Brisk, well documented . a penetrating study of the villain and a gripping summary of the appalling evidence against him." -- Charles McCarry, The Wall Street Journal "A carefully researched and compelling account, with a startling bombshell." -- David W. Marston, The Baltimore Sun "Intelligent and well researched." -- Allen Weinstein, The Washington Post BookWorld. Seller Inventory # 031020

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Kakutani, Michiko

Published by Times Books (1988)

ISBN 10: 0812912772 ISBN 13: 9780812912777

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About this Item: Times Books, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_205872857

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Kakutani, Michiko

Published by Times Books (1988)

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About this Item: Times Books, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_203397435

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Gordimer, Nadine

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, New York (1994)

ISBN 10: 0374222975 ISBN 13: 9780374222970

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About this Item: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. As new in illustrated wrappers. Another novel set in South Africe by winner of Nobel Prize for Literature. Glowing quotes from Michiko Kakutani, Doris Grumbach and John Edgar Wideman. (Advance Reader's Copy). Seller Inventory # 000701

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Michiko Kakutani

Published by Crown (1988)

ISBN 10: 0812912772 ISBN 13: 9780812912777

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About this Item: Crown, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD. Seller Inventory # 148941

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Sedaris, David.

Published by Back Bay Books / Little Brown, New York (2004)

ISBN 10: 0316010790 ISBN 13: 9780316010795

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About this Item: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, New York, 2004. Softcover. Condition: Good. Sixth Printing.. 257 pages. Softcover. Good condition. ESSAYS. "The essays are sardonic, funny, and wry, but at the same time there is a new strain of introspection that makes for a book with more emotional resonance. . . . Sedaris's perennial themes are not simply played for self-deprecating laughs in this volume, but are made to yield a more Chekhovian brand of comedy." -- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times (Key Words: David Sedaris, Humor, Essays). book. Seller Inventory # 87027X1

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Wilsey, Sean

Published by Penguin Books (2005)

ISBN 10: 0143036912 ISBN 13: 9780143036913

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About this Item: Penguin Books, 2005. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. Very-good+, clean copy. NO remainder marks or clippings. 484 pages. Illustrated with photos. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Pages show slight tanning. Synopsis Sean's blond-bombshell mother regularly entertains Black Panthers and movie stars in the family's marble and glass penthouse. His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade. The three live happily together "eight-hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; in an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows, full of water and bridges and hills." But when his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend, Sean's life blows apart. His memoir shows us how he survived, spinning out a "deliriously searing and convincing" portrait of a wicked stepmother (The New York Times Book Review), a meeting with the pope, sexual awakening, and a tour of "the planet's most interesting reform schools" (Details). BACKCOVER: "A memoir that announces the debut of a remarkably gifted, daring and, yes, very funny, writer." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "The cliché 'truth is stranger than fiction' may well have been coined to describe Sean Wilsey's wild, wise, and whip-smart memoir." Elle "[An] irreverent and remarkably candid memoir about growing up in wealthy eighties San Francisco . . . rollicking, ruthless . . . ultimately generous-hearted." Vogue "A vivid mix of brio, self-awareness and sophistication . . . writing well is indeed the best revenge." The New York Times Book Review The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani It's a sprawling kitchen sink of a memoir, stuffed to the gills with seemingly everything the author can remember about his youth and in dire need of some industrial-strength editing, but at the same time, an epic performance: by turns heartfelt, absurd, self-indulgent, self-abasing, silly and genuinely moving. A memoir that manages to encompass riffs about the joys of skateboarding, the woes of high society, the miseries of boarding school and the perils of new money and new age therapies with equal aplomb, a memoir that can make the reader remember - no, re-experience - what it was like to be a wretched child and even more wretched teenager with ridiculous, Proustian ease. Biography Sean Wilsey's writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, and McSweeney's quarterly, where he is the editor at large. Seller Inventory # 035934

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Ayres, Chris.

Published by Grove Press, New York (2005)

ISBN 10: 0802142567 ISBN 13: 9780802142566

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About this Item: Grove Press, New York, 2005. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. First Grove Press Edition.. 280 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. IRAQ. With the gonzo style of Hunter S. Thompson and the biting wit of P. J. O'Rourke, an unliukely reporter recounts how he got the opportunity of a lifetime - and ends up between Iraq and a hard place. "Imagine George Costanza from Seinfeld being sent off to cover the Iraq War . . . hilariouw" - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times (Key Words: Iraq War, Chris Ayres, Journalists). book. Seller Inventory # 77715X1

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Hamilton, Gabrielle

Published by New York: Random House

ISBN 10: 140006872X ISBN 13: 9781400068722

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About this Item: New York: Random House. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 2011 reprint. 291pp. hardback sm 4to: near Fine in a Fine dj [bold ink gift inscription covering most of ffep; else nrF; dj = p-c; else F] A very nice clean and crisp copy of this memoir praised by Anthony Bourdain as "Magnificent. Simply the best memoir by a chef. Ever." Other jacket praise from Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Michiko Kakutani, Michael Ruhlman & Mimi Sheridan. Seller Inventory # 19674

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Eszterhas, Joe

Published by Alfred A Knopf Inc (2004)

ISBN 10: 0375413553 ISBN 13: 9780375413551

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About this Item: Alfred A Knopf Inc, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $26.95. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 740 pages. Synopsis He spent his earliest years in post WWII refugee camps. He came to America and grew up in Cleveland stealing cars, rolling drunks, battling priests, nearly going to jail. He became the screenwriter of the worldwide hits Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, and Flashdance. He also wrote the legendary disasters Showgirls and Jade. The rebellion never ended, even as his films went on to gross more than a billion dollars at the box office and he became the most famous or infamous screenwriter in Hollywood. Joe Eszterhas is a complex and paradoxical figure: part outlaw and outsider combined with equal parts romantic and moralist. More than one person has called him the devil. He has been referred to as the most reviled man in America. But Time asked, If Shakespeare were alive today, would his name be Joe Eszterhas? and he was the first screenwriter picked as one of the movie industry¿s 100 Most Powerful People. Although he is often accused of sexism and misogyny, his wife is his best friend and equal partner. Considered an apostle of sex and violence, he is a churchgoer who believes in the power of prayer. For many years the ultimate symbol of Hollywood excess, he has moved his family to Ohio and immersed himself in the midwestern lifestyle he so values. Controversial, fearless, extremely talented, and totally unpredictable, the author of the best-selling American Rhapsody and National Book Award nominee Charlie Simpson¿s Apocalypse has surprised us yet again: he has written a memoir like no other. On one level,Hollywood Animal is a shocking and often devastating look inside the movie business. It intimately explores the concept of fame and gives us a never-before-seen look at the famous. Eszterhas reveals the fights, the deals, the extortions, the backstabbing, and the sex, drugs, and rock¿n¿roll world that is Hollywood. But there are many more levels to this extraordinary work. It is the story of a street kid who survives a life filled with obstacles and pain . . . a chronicle of a love affair that is sensual, glorious, and unending . . . an excruciatingly detailed look at a man facing down the greatest enemy he¿s ever fought: the cancer inside him . . . and perhaps most important, Hollywood Animal is the heartbreaking story of a father and son that defines the concepts of love and betrayal. This is a book that will shock you and make you laugh, anger you and move you to tears. It is pure Joe Eszterhas - a raw, spine-chilling celebration of the human spirit. The New York Times The story about Mr. Eszterhas and his father, buried at the heart of Hollywood Animal, is a powerful and affecting one. Michiko Kakutani Biography Joe Eszterhas lives in Bainbridge Township, Ohio, with his wife, Naomi, and their four sons. He has two grown children from his first marriage. Seller Inventory # 035655

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Wilsey, Sean

Published by Penguin Press, New York, New York, U.S.A. (2005)

ISBN 10: 1594200513 ISBN 13: 9781594200519

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About this Item: Penguin Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $25.95. 486 pages. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Illustrated. Synopsis Sean's blond-bombshell mother regularly entertains Black Panthers and movie stars in the family's marble and glass penthouse. His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade. The three live happily together "eight-hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; in an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows, full of water and bridges and hills." But when his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend, Sean's life blows apart. His memoir shows us how he survived, spinning out a "deliriously searing and convincing" portrait of a wicked stepmother (The New York Times Book Review), a meeting with the pope, sexual awakening, and a tour of "the planet's most interesting reform schools" (Details). BACKCOVER: "A memoir that announces the debut of a remarkably gifted, daring and, yes, very funny, writer." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "The cliché ¿truth is stranger than fiction' may well have been coined to describe Sean Wilsey's wild, wise, and whip-smart memoir." Elle "[An] irreverent and remarkably candid memoir about growing up in wealthy eighties San Francisco . . . rollicking, ruthless . . . ultimately generous-hearted." Vogue "A vivid mix of brio, self-awareness and sophistication . . . writing well is indeed the best revenge." The New York Times Book Review. Seller Inventory # 037580

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Phillips, Jayne Anne

Published by Houghton Mifflin/ Seymour Lawrence, Boston: (1994)

ISBN 10: 0395488907 ISBN 13: 9780395488904

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About this Item: Houghton Mifflin/ Seymour Lawrence, Boston:, 1994. hardcover. Condition: fine copy in fine dust jacket. Second printing. brown cloth w/ wheat paper boards & endpapers; author's name on front, & lettering on spine, in gilt; fore edge untrimmed; 279 pgs; photo-illus dust jacket w/ $21.95 on front flap, author photo by Jerry Bauer on rear. quotes by Raymond Carver, Tillie Olsen, Nadine Gordimer & Michiko Kakutani on back cover. jacket design by Diana Coe w/ photo by Jan Saudek. Seller Inventory # 818

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Mohsin Hamid

Published by Riverhead Books, United States (2014)

ISBN 10: 1594632332 ISBN 13: 9781594632334

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About this Item: Riverhead Books, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation s most inventive and gifted writers. -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid s] book is nearly that good. -Alan Cheuse, NPR Marvelous and moving. -TIME Magazine From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, coming March 2017, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation--and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over rising Asia. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change. Seller Inventory # KNV9781594632334

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