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VJ Books Presents Non-Fiction and Humor Books

Occasionally real life drama, scientific discoveries, archaeological discoveries, or stories of survival stand boldly above the imagination of fiction. Many a riveting page-turner can be found in the world of these signed and first edition non-fiction books.

And. . . on a lighter note, if you need a good laugh or a heartfelt good time, do not miss the books of Dave Barry, Kinky Friedman, and other comic personalities. Here is just a sampling of what humor books for adults you will find:

Insane City
Signed First Edition

Insane City by Dave Barry

Cowboy Logic
Signed First Edition

Cowboy Logic by Kinky Friedman

Real Change
Signed First Edition

Real Change by Newt Gingrich

Acedia & Me
Signed First Edition

Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris

Sides
Signed First Edition

Sides by Peter Straub

Against Medical Advice
Signed First Edition

Against Medical Advice by James Patterson
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Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson | Ablow, Keith | Signed First Edition Book Ablow, Keith | Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson | Signed First Edition Copy

2005 NY:  St. Martin's Press.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson, The | Ablow, Keith | Signed First Edition Book Ablow, Keith | Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2005 NY:  St. Martin's Press.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Defense is Ready, The | Abramson, Leslie | Book - Advance Reading Copy Abramson, Leslie | Defense is Ready, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy

1997 NY: Simon & Schuster  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Education of Henry Adams, The | Adams, Henry | First Edition Trade Paper Book Adams, Henry | Education of Henry Adams, The | First Edition Trade Paper Book

1999 NY: Random House  First edition (thus), first trade paperback printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Exodus Quest, The | Adams, Will | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Adams, Will | Exodus Quest, The | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Signed UK Trade Paperback Book. April 2010 NY: HarperCollins  First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps.

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Funny Boys | Adler, Warren | Signed First Edition Book Adler, Warren | Funny Boys | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2008 NY:  Overlook First Edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me | Alexie, Sherman | Signed First Edition Book Alexie, Sherman | You Don't Have to Say You Love Me | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2017 NY: Little, Brown First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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South Mountain Road | Anderson, Hesper | First Edition Book Anderson, Hesper | South Mountain Road | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 2000 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Liquor, Guns & Ammo | Anderson, Kent | Signed First Edition Book Anderson, Kent | Liquor, Guns & Ammo | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1998 NY:  MacMillan  First Edition, First printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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No Rest for the Dead | Baldacci, David (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Baldacci, David (Editor) | No Rest for the Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2011 NY: Touchstone First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by David Baldacci. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Last River, The | Balf, Todd | Book - Advance Reading Copy Balf, Todd | Last River, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2000 NY: Crown  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Big Question, The | Barris, Chuck | First Edition Book Barris, Chuck | Big Question, The | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 2007 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lunatics | Barry, Dave & Zweibel, Alan | Double-Signed 1st Edition Barry, Dave & Zweibel, Alan | Lunatics | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book  2012 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lunatics | Barry, Dave & Zweibel, Alan | Signed Book Barry, Dave & Zweibel, Alan | Lunatics | Signed Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2012 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by Dave Barry. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Best. State. Ever. | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Best. State. Ever. | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2016 NY: Penguin First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Boogers Are My Beat | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Boogers Are My Beat | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2003 NY: Crown First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Boogers Are My Beat | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Boogers Are My Beat | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2003 NY: Crown First edition, first printing, mint/new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry Does Japan | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry Does Japan | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1992 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1996 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry In Cyberspace | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1996 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1994 NY: Crown Publishing Group  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry Talks Back | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry Talks Back | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry's History of the Millenium | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry's History of the Millenium | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2007 NY: Putnam First Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1991 NY: Fawcett Columbine First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (price clipped) dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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I'll Mature When I'm Dead | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | I'll Mature When I'm Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book May 2010 NY: Penguin Group  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Insane City | Barry, Dave | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Barry, Dave | Insane City | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. January 2013 NY: Putnam  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Insane City | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Insane City | Signed First Edition Copy

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Insane City | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Insane City | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  January 2013 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, near-fine in a near-fine (minor bump upper spine) dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2019 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Live Right and Find Happiness | Barry, Dave | Signed First Edition Book Barry, Dave | Live Right and Find Happiness | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2015 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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