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Category: All Categories: Humor: Humorous Memoirs
24 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Angell, Roger  
A Day in the Life of Roger Angell

Publisher: Penguin [1978].
153 p. "Here is a (Comic) Book of Hours, a guided tour to chaos, and a survival manual for people who still believe in laughter." Cover illustrated by Ed Koren. Academic paperback; small stains; good+. Stock#24723.

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Bates, Darrell.  
SHELL AT MY EAR.
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Publisher: London: Rupert Hart-Davis (1961)..
First Edition. "An account of the joys and pains and absurdities of growing up and trying to come to terms with the world and the strange people - particularly the women - who live in it, is serious and acutely observed" (and often comic). 179 pages; 22cm. 332g. Book: Very Good Plus (clean, bright, and tight; name free-front endpaper, a few upper tips lightly creased). Dustjacket: Good Plus (edgewear with a few small chips and tears). Red hardcover with silver spine titles. Book condition: Very Good Plus. Jacket condition: Good Plus.

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Bentley, Nicolas w/intro. by Malcolm Muggeridge  
How Can You Bear to be Human?

Publisher: Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1961 reprint..
142pp. illus. paperback: Good+ [text is age browned; else a clean and complete copy] British humour by the author and illustrator Bentley (1907-78), whose father invented the clerihew. This edition features an old-style Penguin cover illustration by the author.

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4.
Brand, Russell  
My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs and Stand-Up

Publisher: New York: itbooks, 2010 1st ed. thus..
353pp. illus. paperback 8vo: Very Good+.

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5.
Burns, George, 1896-1996, with David Fisher  
All My Best Friends

Publisher: N.Y., Putnam,1989.
320 p., illus., 23.5 cm. "Most of what I say is true, the rest is show business."Stock #29,652. Vg/ dj vg.

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6.
Douglas, Jack  
What Do You Hear From Walden Pond?

Publisher: NY, Putnam's Sons [1971].
222 p. Humourist Douglas describes living in a cabin in Western Ontario for two years. Stock #27079. Good +, black cloth boards; no nj. American literature, sixties.

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7.
Durrell, Gerald, 1925-1995  
Fillets Of Plaice

Publisher: N.Y., Viking, 1971.
x, 178 p. 22 cm. Five tales that Gerald Durrell couldn't fit in elsewhere, but are bright and needed publishing. From his youthful days with a pet store, an irresitible and impossible girlfriend, a painful rest cure in the looney bin, helping a friend in Africa get his promotion by the dropping of a Mamba into a dinner party, and the Durrells commit tourism on a Greek Island. Some read very much like brother Larry's on the Dips of the Foreign Service. Stock# 30,338. Vg/ dj good+, small tears.

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8.
Gillis, Don , Illustrated by: Foge, William  
The Unfinished Symphony Conductor

Publisher: The Pemberton Press Austin, TX 1967.
(6), 148 pp, green cloth covered boards w/black lettering, SIGNED by author w/musical bar beneath his signature, red dj w/wht lettering & black illustration, . This is a pretend-to-be textbook for symphony conductors. The author was a producer of the NBC Symphony broadcasts for ten years. dj rubbed along the edges, chipped at top front corner and 1" chip at front top left corner Signed by Author Good+ Hard Cover Near Fine Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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9.
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003  
I Owe Russia $1200

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1963.
272 p., illus.; 21.5 cm. Hope tells of his travels entertaining American servicemen, with about ten Hope-style quips per page. Stock#30137. Vg/ dj vg.

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10.
Love, Paula McSpadden, Illustrated by: Photos  
The Will Rogers Book

Publisher: Texian Press Waco, TX 1972.
xxviii, 202 pp, dark blu similated leather w/gilt lettering on the front cover & spine, dj light blu spine & rear panel w/black lettering w/tan-red-pink-black illustration on the front panel. The book contains a collection of the philosophy of America's beloved cowboy humorist-columnist-ambassador at large. It was written by Will Roger's niece, Paula McSpadden Love. Reprint Very Good+ Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

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11.
MacKey, Gordon, Illustrated by: Stanush, Frank Anthony  
Tall Tale'n and oratin'

Publisher: The Naylor Company San Antonio, TX 1939.
xi, 145 pp, light brown cloth covered boards w/green lettering, dj brown w/green illustrated front panel w/wht spine w/dark brown lettering. Stories of Tumbleweed Joe and other articles of humor. Tells of when Brigham and the Senator go out to visit Washout. dj chipped on the corners and edges and rubbed on the edges, prev owner wrote name on the ffep. Good- Hard Cover Very Good Sm8vo 7-1/2" to 8" Tall

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12.
Marx, Arthur, 1921-  
Not As A Crocodile; illustrated by Gil Walker

Publisher: New York, Harper [1958].
ix, 207 p. illus. 21 cm. The son of Groucho (Julius Henry) Marx, 1890-1977, is a fast man wirh the language as he tells of his domestic trials. Stock# 38,527. Vg/ dj fair.

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13.
Max, Tucker  
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Publisher: New York: Citadel Press, 2006 reprint..
277pp. paperback 8vo: Fine.

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 20309.
    
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14.
Miller, Chris w/foreword by Harold Ramis  
The Real Animal House: The Awesomely Depraved Saga of the Fraternity That Inspired the Movie

Publisher: New York: Little, Brown, 2006 1st ed..
321pp. hardback sm 4to: Fine in a Fine dj. A humorous memoir of the Alpha Delta Phi house at Dartmouth, 1959-63, where the author got his material for the screenplay for the movie "Animal House. "

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15.
Perelman, S.J. (Sidney Joseph, 1904-1979)  
Westward Ha! Around the world in 80 Cliches Drawings by Hirschfeld

Publisher: N.Y. Simon and Schuster, 1948..
159 p. '6th Printing' One of his most successful books. It describes a world encircling trip he made with Al Hirschfeld. Stock #26356. Vg/good +, spine darkened. Humor

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16.
Rothman, Rodney  
Early Bird: a memoir of premature retirement

Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005 1st ed..
240pp. hardback 8vo: Fine in a Fine dj [small name label on ffep; else nrF] A humorous memoir of a young writer's life in retirement in a community of Florida senior citizens.

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17.
Schmook, Kathy Grizzard  
How to Tame a Wild Bore & Other Facts of Life with Lewis: The Semi-True Confessions of the Third Mrs. Grizzard

Publisher: Atlanta: Peachtree, 1986 1st ed..
160pp. illus. hardback 8vo: near Fine in a Good dj [some tiny foxing top & fore edges; else nrF; dj = small loss @ bottom edge of front cover; else G] Georgia newspaper humorist Lewis Grizzard (1946-94) said of this third wedding (to the author) that he especially enjoyed the individually wrapped Slim Jims at the reception. He also said "This might quite possibly be the best book any of my ex-wives has ever written about me."

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18.
Schmook, Kathy Grizzard  
From Debutante to Doublewide

Publisher: Atlanta: Peachtree, 1987 1st ed..
190pp. hardback 8vo: near Fine in a Fine dj [text is age browned owing to paper quality; else nrF] Lewis Grizzard 's ex-wife wrote this sequel to her "How to Tame a Wild Bore."

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19.
Shiflet, David, Illustrated by: Street, John  
In the Turnip Truck - Confessions of a Country Bumpkin

Publisher: Eakin Press Austin, TX 2005.
226 pp, orange boards w/gilt lettering, dj wht w/blk-orange illustrated front panel w/color pictorial of the author on the rear panel, SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The book is about the small town in all of us. His hilarious and insightful view of those innocent years of ages five to twelve takes a look at the people and events that shape our lives. Signed by Author First Edition Near Fine Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

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20.
Smith, H. Allen  
We Went Thataway
 Picture
Publisher: Garden City 1949.
Fine+ with no dust jacket; Blue cloth, with picture of Indian and sun on front cover and a man reading a map by a signpost on the spine. Deckle edges. Ends of spine and corners are worn. Corners are slightly bumped. Dust jacket, now protected in new mylar sleeve, is torn around edges. Last page has long light stain. Doubleday 1 Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages; Smith offers a humorous account of his adventures in the Dakotas, Wyoming, New Mexico, and other parts of the West.

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21.
Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens).  
Extracts from Adam's Diary. Translated from the Original Ms. By Mark Twain. Illustrated by F. Strothmann.

Publisher: NY & London, Harper & Bros. [April 1904].
89 p., illus.; 21 cm. "Monday. This new creature with the long hair is a good deal in the way. It is always hanging around and following me about. I don't like this; I am not used to company. I wish it would stay with the other animals... Cloudy to-day, wind in the east; think we shall have rain... We? Where did I get that word? ...I remember now-- the new creature uses it." Red cloth stamped in black & white; minor wear, no dj, ink owner name & stamp; VG. stock#732 (fifi).

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22.
Wentworth, Ali  
Ali in Wonderland and Other Tall Tales

Publisher: New York: Harper, 2012 1st ed..
246pp. hardback 8vo: Fine in a Fine dj [dj = crease on front fold; else F] A nice crisp copy of Mrs. George Stephanopoulos's humorous memoir of her comedic life.

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23.
Winterich John T.(Tracy) 1891-1970  
Another Day Another Dollar Illustrated by Beatrice Tobias

Publisher: Philadelphia Lippincott [1947].
204p. illus., 21 cm. "First edition". A light hearted memoir of his youth in Providence and humorous account of his years at Brown University. Stock# 31,116. Vg/ dj good, some tears.

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24.
Winters, Jonathan, b.1925  
Winters' Tales: Stories and Observations for the Unusual

Publisher: NY, Random House [1987].
xvii, 216 p., illus.;20.5 cm. Sixty short sketches from a visitor from another planet, stationed here so that we don't get too complacent in our perspective of our world. Stock# 30,850x. Vg/ dj clipped.

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