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Running with Scissors a memoir

By: Burroughs, Augusten

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Seller ID: 1542


Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed... View more info

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Too Much Money: A Novel

By: Dunne, Dominick

Price: $6.49

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 2009

Seller ID: 1231


The last two years have been monstrously unpleasant for high-society journalist Gus Bailey. His propensity for gossip has finally gotten him into trouble—$11 million worth. His problems begin when he falls hook, line, and sinker for a fake story from an unreliable source and repeats it on a radio program. As a result of his flip comments, Gus becomes embroiled in a nasty slander suit brought by Kyle Cramden, the powerful congressman he accuses of being involved in the ... View more info

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Education of a Wandering Man

By: L'Amour, Louis

Price: $4.25

Publisher: Bantam: 1989

Seller ID: 268


Missing dust-jacket.From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an itinerant bare-knuckled prizefighter across small-town America, here is Louis L'Amour's memoir of his lifelong love affair with learning--from books, from yondering, and from some remarkable men and women--that shaped hi... View more info

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Lighting out for the Territory: How Samuel Clems Headed West and Became Mark Twain

By: Morris, Jr. , Roy

Price: $8.69

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2010

Seller ID: 1252


In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it’s time “to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest. ” Tom Sawyer’s Aunt Sally is trying to “sivilize” him, and Huck Finn can’t stand it—he’s been there before. It’s a decision Huck’s creator already had made, albeit for somewhat different reasons, a quarter of a century earlier. He wasn’t even Mark Twain then, but as H... View more info

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Riding the Bus With My Sister: A True Life Journey

By: Simon, Rachel

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Plume Books: 2003

Seller ID: 1606


Beth is a spirited woman with mental retardation, who spends nearly every day riding the buses in Philadelphia. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. When Beth asks her sister Rachel to accompany her on the buses for one year, they take a transcendent journey together that changes Rachel's life in incredible ways and leads her to accept her sister at long last—teaching her to slow down and enjoy the ride. View more info