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Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

By: Brian Lamb

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 010064


424 pp. Nearly new. Faint red line on top edge near spine. Previous owner's name on endpaper. A few checkmarks and a few words written on 3-4 pp. Otherwise clean. Binding firm. Scores of authors, reporters and political VIPs give colorful anecdotes about how they wrote one of their books or came up with the idea for the book. Material originally was presented in interview form on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program. As a whole, the anthology shows there's no right or wr... View more info

David Brinkley: A Memoir

By: Brinkley, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000025


273 pp. with 16 pp. b&w photos. Memoir of a broadcasting icon who reflects on "2,000 weeks of news and other stuff on television." f.e.p. torn out; adhesive marks on lower mylar spine. Otherwise clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Dawson's Creek: The Official Companion

By: Crosdale, Darren

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Andrews and McMeal: 1999

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009254


159 pp., 12 pp. of glossy color photos, b&w photos on nearly every page. Corners curled but lightly read. No markings. Profiles of actors and characters featured in the popular TV series created by Kevin Williamson and starring James Van der Beek as Dawson Leery. Includes episode summaries and interviews with Williamson and the production crew. Plus quotes of "self-aware teenage wisdom." (There's an oxymoron there somewhere.) A useful reference work for collector... View more info

The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather Lore

By: Dolan, Edward F.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Dublin NH, Yankee Books: 1988

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 010129


224 pp. Index. Close to new, gift quality, no markings. Foreword by TV personality Willard Scott. A look at the scientific basis for many weather sayings, superstitions and folklore. A guide that encourages readers to pay closer attention to the skies and to nature surrounding them. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

The News Twisters

By: Efron, Edith

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Nash Publishing: 1972

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 000962


355 pp., including about 130 pp. of appendices. A few pencil underlines in preface, otherwise clean. A study of network bias in news reporting, focusing on the 1968 Nixon-Kennedy debates. The author is a TV Guide staff writer. View more info

News from Nowhere: Television and the News

By: Epstein, Edward Jay

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, Vintage (Random House): 1974

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004231


321 pp., notes index. Bibliography. Cover creased, corner tear repaired with tape, corners curled, thumbed, toned, soil to cover, but spine uncreased. Binding firm. OK as reading copy. Previous owner's name on endpaper; no other markings. A pioneering study of television network news production. The author shows that TV news tends to be aimed at producing high audience ratings, rather than being a mirror of society. It notes, for example, that Vietnam war coverage focuse... View more info

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The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Files

By: Farrand, Phil

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Dell Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004741


385 pp. Corners curled and rubbed, moderate rubbing and creasing of spine. Text clean, binding firm. No markings in text. A detailed analysis of all episodes in the first 4 seasons of the X Files TV series, spotlighting bloopers and continuity problems, pointing out trivial details, equipment oddities and the like. View more info

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The Seinfeld Universe: The Entire Domain

By: Gattuso, Greg

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Secaucus, New Jersey, Citadel Press 199:

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 007001


198 pp. corners curled and thumbed. a bit of rubbing at top of spine. Spine uncreased. No markings in text. A recap of the first nine seasons of the Seinfeld sitcom. Numerous b&w photos of the cast. Many anecdotes about Larry Seinfeld and his producer and head writer Larry David. View more info

Do You Remember?

By: Goldstein, Fred

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Pinnacle Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002200


277 p. Moderate wear, pages yellowed. No underlinings. A trivia guide to TV through the early 1980s in year by year question and answer format. With photos of various TV series. View more info

The House That Roone Built: The Inside Story of ABC News

By: Gunther, Marc

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: 1994

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 002471


379 pp., with 8 pp. b&w photos. Sticker remains on dust jacket. Red stamp "LB" on bottom edge, 1 page has dogeared corner crease. Slight slant to spine. Text clean, bright. An account of how Roone Arledge brought respectability and credibility to ABC News. View more info

Fame in the 20th Century

By: James, Clive

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1993

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 002280


255 pp. Very clean, binding firm, no markings. Numerous b&w and color photos. A richly illustrated discussion of the phenomenon of celebrity as exemplified by 250 20th century figures from all walks of life. This book was the companion to a BBC TV series. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Mtv's the Real World Diaries

By: Melcher Media

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, MTV Books (Pocket): 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 004802


236 pp. Close to new, no spine creasing or markings, slight thumbing of upper corner. Raised printing of title on front cover, color snapshot-type shots throughout. Simulated handwritten printed script is used to present the cast members' musings about the experiences of making The Real World reality TV show about 20-somethings living in a house-sharing arrangement. View more info

The I Love New York Diet

By: Myerson, Bess;Adler, Bill Jr.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Co: 1982

Edition: 5th Printing.

Seller ID: 0503003809


191 pp., plus end matter. Firm binding, text clean. DJ and covers have some soil. DJ crinkled along edges. TV personality Bess Myerson presents a simple diet plan that alternates a week of stringent dieting with a week of less rigorous weight control. Includes various American and ethnic recipes. Suggested order forms for those who frequent restaurants. Plan for a 7-day "crash" diet designed for dropping 10 pounds safely. Size: 8vo -- 8.74 in Tall View more info

Gourmet Cooking By Earl Peyroux Volume Five

By: Peyroux, Earl

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Pensacola, Florida, Panhandle Printing: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004108


224 pp. Very good, except for fading of bright red cover on spine, and dots of stain. No markings, light creasing of spine. A Pensacola culinary instructor featured on a PBS cooking show presents his fifth collection of gourmet recipes. These represent a variiety of cuisines -- continental, American, regional, Italian, etc. Numerous drawings. Easy instructions, useful for the novice. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections

By: Plissner, Martin

Price: $3.35

Publisher: NY, Free Press (Simon & Schuster): 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002464


244 pp., notes, index. New, never read. No markings, slight bowing of dust jacket along edges. A former CBS News executive examines how network news coverage shapes and dominates presidential campaigns in America. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Little Family, Big Values

By: Roloff Family (with Tracy Sumner)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Fireside (Simon & Schuster): 2008

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005485


178 pp. New, unread, spine uncreased. Glossy color photo on cover showing the Roloff family. In a simply written, first-person conversational book, the stars of a PBS series about little people give anecdotes about their daily life to illustrate the values they try to embody. Like the TV show, the book includes candid comments about conflicts and tensions within the family, but perhaps is less "real" than the TV version. Each family member has a few chapters (exc... View more info

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The Real World: The Ultimate Insider's Guide

By: Solomon, James; Carter, Alan

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, MTV Books (Pocket): 1997

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 004801


Unpaginated, probably 200+ pp. Spine uncreased, close to new, slight thumbing. No markings. Written for the teen fan of "The Real World" reality TV series. Many color photos of cast members, snippets of information about the actors and the episodes. Includes an application form for aspiring actors. Special section on the Boston cast. Also includes material on filiming in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and London. Size: 8vo - 9 In Tall View more info

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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

By: Stewart, Jon, et al

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2004

Edition: 10th Printing.

Seller ID: 010365


227 pp. numerous color photos, graphics, charts. With foldout chart of "The Shadow Government." School property stamping on front inside cover. No other markings. Lightly read. A satirical look at American government as explained by comedian Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Size: 4to -- 10,5 in Tall View more info

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Tracey Takes On

By: Ullman, Tracey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005631


259 pp. on coated stock. A few pages contain paper doll cutouts. Many color photos. Virtually new, no remainder marks or other markings.Gift quality. A delightful potpourri of Tracey Ullman's various television characters, and their snippets of wisdom. View more info

Audition: A Memoir

By: Walters, Barbara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Borzoi Book (Alfred A. Knop): 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0503003859


607 pp. with 32 pp. b&w photos. Like new, slight edge wrinkling of dj. No markings. A celebrity journalist recounts her impressions and encounters with scores of fellow celebrities. Written in Walters' trademark conversational style. She details her technique of lobbing softball questions to set her subjects at ease, and then ratchets up to tougher questions, an effective way of holding viewers' attention. View more info