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Radical Prunings,  A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost
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Radical Prunings, A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost

By Abbott, Bonnie Thomas

Clerisy Press, Emmis Books. Very Good+. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 1578602033 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, overall wear is very light. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 240 pages; "If "Miss Manners" were to write a gardening column, "Radical Prunings" would be its title, and "Mertensia Corydalis" her horticultural nom de plume. Abbott's hilarious debut novel brilliantly captures the tongue-in-cheek chiding so familiar to readers of advice columns in this ersatz gardening how-to. Wielding a literary trowel honed to a sharp-edged point, Abbott's fictional green-thumb advisor eviscerates correspondents seeking her expertise with a rapier-like wit as she chastises them for such botanical boo-boos as planting sunflowers in a row, hostas in sunshine, and anything orange. Ably assisted by her Vietnamese garden boy, Tran, and not-so-ably by the administratively challenged Miss Vong, Mertensia issues a pithy Q&A newsletter, exposing gardening gaffes, and her own topsy-turvy life, season by season. Abbott's readers must remind themselves that this is a work of fiction and that there is no "Mertensia Corydalis" in real life. Pity, for amid her spot-on satire of advice columnists who take themselves too seriously, Abbott, or Mertensia, offers some bona fide gardening information." (285osl, 0211) .

$3.75

THE BIG SLEEP  True Tales and Twisted Trivia About Death
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THE BIG SLEEP True Tales and Twisted Trivia About Death

By Erica Orloff

Saturn Press. Very Good. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 1885843097 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages clean and tight. Outer edge of pages has light soiling and a few small pen markings. Cover has a small amount of edgewear to laminate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages; "Exactly how many ways are there to kill a vampire? What famous choreographer died from a form of Mad Cow Disease? How many people died from drowning in a tragic beer accident in 1814? What happens during an autopsy? Why was Charlie Chaplin's corpse kidnapped? A What president haunts the White House? From the deaths of famous celebrities and politicians to some of the weirdest deaths on record. "[302-osl] .

$7.50

A SMALL TOWN IS A WORLD
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A SMALL TOWN IS A WORLD

By Kossoff, David

Pan Books. Very Good. 1979. First Edition. Softcover. 0330262262 . Pages clean and unmarked. Cover has light wear at corners, tiny tears spine bottom and a couple small creases. "A series of delightful tales centering around the fictional Polish town of Klaneshtetl and Rabbi Mark .... Cleverly told, gentle, humorous and touching." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [105-osl] .

$4.95

NEWFIE OR BUST Coast to Coast Cycling Adventure on a Rickshaw
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NEWFIE OR BUST Coast to Coast Cycling Adventure on a Rickshaw

By Howgate, Bernie

Traveling Man Enterprises. Very Good+. 2001. Second Edition. Softcover. 0969441924 . Signed by author on dedication page. 2nd edition 2001. Clean, tight condition, no markings. Cover has light scuffing and a little corner wear. B/w illustrations. (340os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; ; Signed by Author .

$10.50

THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER

By Greenbury, Chris

Ace Books. Good+. 1977. First Edition. Softcover. Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light edgewear, some small creases and corner curling. B/w photos from the film. Based on the screenplay by Gene Wilder. [95-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$3.50

ZIGGY'S INS AND OUTS
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ZIGGY'S INS AND OUTS

By Wilson, Tom

Signet. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0451135377 . Pages tight and intact, light age tanning. Cover has light edge & corner wear, couple light creases. Follow Ziggy's antics as he battles traffic signs, high technology, Muzak and all the other crazy things of life. (75os) ; Signet; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$4.50

CLOWN MAGIC
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CLOWN MAGIC

By Ginn, David

Piccadilly Books. Very Good. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 0941599213 . Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition, sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Internal pages clean & tight, light soiling/spotting outer edge of pages. Light edgewear to cover and a little edge curling to last few pages. B/w illustrations. This is a guide on how to be entertainly funny using magical effects and offbeat stunts in a clownish way. Shows how to effectively combine the humor and funny antics of clowning with the thrill and enchantment of magic. Hundreds of tried and tested comedy effects.... [520] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages .

$18.50

IN ONE ERA & OUT THE OTHER
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IN ONE ERA & OUT THE OTHER

By Levenson, Sam

Pocket. Very Good. 1975. Fifth Printing. Softcover. 0671787535 . 1975 printing. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Age tanning inside covers and page edges. Cover has light wear to corners, light crease spine, couple small spots. "Sam Levenson, known to three generations of TV viewers as a funny, funny man, serves up a whopping portion of gentle hilarity....a loving look at the generation gap then and now..." [osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.95

I NEVER SAY ANYTHING PROVOCATIVE Witticisms, Anecdotes and Reflections by Canada's Most Outspoken Politician

By Diefenbaker, John G.

Peter Martin Associates. Very Good. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. 0887781225 . Clean, tight condition. Internal pages unmarked. Cover has light edgewear, edge rubbing, light creasing. 147 pages. "More than 750 memorable statements by 'The Chief' some hilarious, some profoundly moving. " [osl-175] ; 8vo .

$4.50

DRAWN & QUARTERED THE TRUDEAU YEARS The Trudeau Years
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DRAWN & QUARTERED THE TRUDEAU YEARS The Trudeau Years

By Peterson, Roy

Key Porter Books. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0919493424 . Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Cover has light edgewear, a little moreso to corners & light scuffing. B/w illustrations. "Dedicated to the man we loved to love as much as we loved to hate. It is a tribute to the prime minister whose reign overlapped the terms of five American presidents and four British leaders..... This book is their tribute to Pierre Elliott Trudeau.." [590] ; 8vo .

$11.50

THE UBIQUITOUS PIG
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THE UBIQUITOUS PIG

By Nissenson, Marilyn & Jonas, Susan

Harry N. Abrams. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0810939169 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Overall wear is light . Mylar is scuffed but jacket underneath has very little wear. Pages are clean other than library markings. A little spotting to bottom edge of pages. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; "...Living up to its title, this book is filled with pigs and pig lore. Lavishly illustrated with representatives in every media from porcelain to postcards, it provides a delightful commentary on the affinity between people and pigs. The reader will be introduced to pig facts ("proto-pigs roamed the forests and wetlands of Europe 40 million years ago") and pig Latin, pigs as pets, banks, political satirists, performers, and of course pork. This is not a comprehensive collection of piggy paraphernalia, but the 165 illustrations should satisfy and entertain pig enthusiasts as well as those with only a casual interest.." (*NOTE: Due to heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge) [1138] .

$8.95

IN LIVING COLOR The Authorized Companion to the Fox Tv Series
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IN LIVING COLOR The Authorized Companion to the Fox Tv Series

By Nelson George

Time Warner Books. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0446393517 . Pages clean and intact, no markings, light corner curling, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light edge/corner wear, scuffing and a few creases. B/w photos. All about the hit Fox TV series including profiles of the cast memebers, original scripts, zany photos & Keenen Ivory Wayan's interview with Nelson George. [osl-345] ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

$7.95

GOLF THE AGONY & THE ECSTASY

By Nicol, Eric & More, Dave

Edmonton, AB: Hurtig Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. 0888302185 . Interior pages clean & tight other than previous owner's name stamp on title page. B/w cartoons throughout. Light wear to corners & spine ends. Jacket has light edgewear, couple of tiny tears and age tanning to edges. Price clipped. 160 pages. An irreverent look at one of the most popular pastimes "GOLF", by as they describe themselves, two deprogrammed ex-golfers. These two de-programmed ex-golfers understand "the inner game" of golf, have plumbed the depths of ecstasy and attained the heights of despair on the course, and are the first Golf experts to explain the correct method of throwing a bag of clubs into a lake (one club at a time). Depicts Golf as a hilarious and desperate addiction and the one way that a responsible, married person can run away from home without leaving town. ; 8vo .

$9.55

CAUGHT IN THE ACT The True Adventures of a Divorce Detective
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CAUGHT IN THE ACT The True Adventures of a Divorce Detective

By Pearce, William W.

Day Books. Very Good. 1978. Softcover. 0812818911 . Paperback edition, Day Books, 1978 printing. Cover has slight wear to edges and light soiling. Pages clean and intact. "CAUGHT IN THE ACT..reveals the inside stories of some very resourceful adulterers, including The Smuggler and the Secretary..Sex in Stereo..The Motorcycle Manic..The Girl with the Sexy Underwear..Mr. Excitement..The Kidnap Caper..The Family Affair..Playing Post Office..The Party in Prince William Park..and many more exciting, informative case histories. Also contains the: Ten Cardinal Rules for committing adultery without getting caught. " (115osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 153 pages .

$6.00

DR. JEKYLL & MR. MAD

By Gaines, William M.

Warner Books. Very Good. 1981. Softcover. 0446943630 . Paperback 1981 printing. Cover has light wear to corners and edges, light creasing to cover, some corner curling, light soiling, age tanning to edges. Interior clean and unmarked. B/w cartoons. "If the things you must swallow turn you into a blithering idiot....like horrible movies, insane TV, depraved politicians and all the other monstrous abuses of our modern world.....You need our idiotic antidote! Try....Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mad, and you'll turn into a horrible, insane, depraved monstrous MADman!" (110os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$6.00

MOLLIE'S RULES FOR THE SOCIALLY INEPT
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MOLLIE'S RULES FOR THE SOCIALLY INEPT

By Fermaglich, Mollie

Quill Books. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0688021549 . Quill Books 1984. Light wear to covers, light creasing, light soiling to rear. Pages intact and clean other than small inscription near front. 188 pages. If you are the type of person who must think twice before answering the question, 'Were you brought up in a barn? ', then this is the book for you. It is a book that answers many such monumental questions.... ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Such as: - What should you know about dating a married man? - Is there anything wrong with ordering the most expensive thing on the menu when your date is poor? - How can you fire someone and still get him to finish his work before leaving? - Should you include musical interludes on your telephone answering machine? - What do you do if someone your hate asks you for a letter of reference? Etc. (120osl) .

$3.95

WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY?  Advance Reader's Edition
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WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY? Advance Reader's Edition

By Scheibe, Amy

St. Martin's. Fine. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0312343035 . As new other than a couple light creases on front cover. Clean, no markings. 308 pages. Description: Amy Scheibe’s debut novel is a fresh, funny, witty take on the magic manic days of young motherhood.... A sparkling, lovable novel for mommies of all kinds.... (400) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$12.95

THE LURE OF THE LIMERICK An Uninhibited History
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THE LURE OF THE LIMERICK An Uninhibited History

By Baring-Gould, W. S.

U. K.: Panther Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Panther 1970 paperback. Light edge and corner wear, creasing to spine, light soiling. Interior unmarked, age tanning to pages. 204 pages. "The limerick's an art-form complex. Whose contents run chiefly to sex. It's famour for virgins, And masculine urgin's. And vulgra erotic effects. "A collection of nearly 500 examples of the limerick form, arranged for easy reference in alphabetical order of subject. Also includes a critical examination of the form and structure of the verse which traces the origins from ancient Greek times through Shakespeare to Edward Lear and on to more recent writers.. (110osl? ) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$5.50

THE ANGLO GUIDE TO SURVIVAL IN QUEBEC

By Freed, Josh & Kalina, Jon (editors)

Montreal: Eden Press. Very Good. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0920792332. . Light edge & corner wear, couple small corner creases, light soiling to cover. Interior clean & unmarked. Age tanning to page edges. B/w illus. 147 pages. After the Parti Quebecois came to power, the world discovered the plight of a previously unknown minority - English speaking Quebecers, better known as Anglophones. At first, very little was known abou Anglos except that: - they like to move in a westerly direction- they have no inspired culinary dish- they know how to hail a taxi in French- they haven't laughed since 1976 - until now. At last, the incredible story of their suvival can be told: - Read 'Bringing up Bebe' and find out why your child sounds like a French garage mechanic. - Learn how to curse in Quebecois in Prayer or Profanity (Tabernak! ) - and so on.....(*Shipping will be reduced to all locations); 8vo .

$9.55

HITCHING RIDES WITH BUDDHA Uncorrected Proof
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HITCHING RIDES WITH BUDDHA Uncorrected Proof

By Ferguson, Will

Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Near Fine. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0676976557 . Uncorrected proof. Oversize plastic comb spiralbound manuscript (11.5 x 9") in very nice condition, no markings, a little scuffing to covers. Clear plastic front with paper backing, approx. 410 pages. From the Publisher: Originally published as Hokkaido Highway Blues, with limited distribution in Canada, Will Ferguson's classic book about Japan, for all fans of the bestselling Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw. With the same fervour they have for outlandish game shows and tiny gadgets, the Japanese go nuts each spring when the cherry blossoms sweep from island to island towards the country's northerly tip. Will Ferguson was celebrating the event in the standard fashion. And after way too much sake he announced he would be the first person in recorded history to follow the blossoms progress end to end. To make it a challenge worth doing, he decided to hitchhike all the way: relying on the kindness of some very weird and wonderful strangers...(*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required); 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$19.50

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