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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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Liebman, Ron | Shark Tales | First Edition Book Liebman, Ron | Shark Tales | Unsigned First Edition Copy

2000 NY: Simon & Schuster First Edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket.

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Morris, Dick & McGann, Eileen | Here Come the Black Helicopters! | First Edition Book Morris, Dick & McGann, Eileen | Here Come the Black Helicopters! | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. 2012 NY: Broadside Books First edition, first printing, near-fine (toned) in a near-fine dust jacket.

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Winslow, Emily | Jane Doe January | Unsigned First Edition Book Winslow, Emily | Jane Doe January | Unsigned First Edition Book

Hardcover Book. 2016 NY: William Morrow First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket. This is a collectible book free from material defects. Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Hidden School, The | Millman, Dan | Signed First Edition Book Millman, Dan | Hidden School, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   June 2017 NY: Simon & Schuster    First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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Patterson, James & Seal, Mark | What Really Happens in Vegas | Unsigned First Edition Book Patterson, James & Seal, Mark | What Really Happens in Vegas | Unsigned First Edition Book

Hardcover Book. December 2023 NY: Little, Brown, and Co. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust cover jacket.

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Richtel, Matt | Inspired: Understanding Creativity | Book - Advance Reading Copy Richtel, Matt | Inspired: Understanding Creativity | Unsigned Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy. April 2022 NY: Mariner Books Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Sinetar, Marsha | Sometimes, Enough is Enough | First Edition Book Sinetar, Marsha | Sometimes, Enough is Enough | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. 2000 NY: Cliff Street Books First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, remainder marked.

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Manning, Martha | Undercurrents | First Edition Book Manning, Martha | Undercurrents | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. November 1995 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, remainder marked.

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Top Secret/Majic | Friedman, Stanton T. | Book Friedman, Stanton T. | Top Secret/Majic | Book

1996 NY: Marlow & Company  First edition (thus), first trade paper printing, fine in fine pictorial wraps. Imperfections noted, remainder marked.

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Meltzer, Brad | I am I. M. Pei | Signed First Edition Book Meltzer, Brad | I am I. M. Pei | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2022 NY: Dial Books First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Volcano Explodes, The | Palmer, Leonard | First Edition Book Palmer, Leonard | Volcano Explodes, The | First Edition Trade Paper Copy

Trade Paperback Book. May 1980 OR: Lee Enterprises  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty | Turow, Scott | Signed First Edition Book Turow, Scott | Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Mann, Don | Reaching Beyond Boundaries | Signed First Edition Copy Mann, Don | Reaching Beyond Boundaries | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2019 NY: Skyhorse Publishing First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Burning Fence by Craig Lesley | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Lesley, Craig | Burning Fence | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper 2006 NY: Picador first trade paper edition, first printing (thus), mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Our Fathers' Lies by Andrew Taylor | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Taylor, Andrew | Our Fathers' Lies | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Signed UK Trade Paperback Book. 2007 LON: Hodder & Stoughton First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps.

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Insatiable | Greene, Gael | Book - Advance Reading Copy Greene, Gael | Insatiable | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy. 2006 NY: Warner Books Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Snatched | Porter, Bruce | Book - Advance Reading Copy Porter, Bruce | Snatched | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2016 NY: St. Martin's Press  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Mummy Congress, The | Pringle, Heather | First Edition Book Pringle, Heather | Mummy Congress, The | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Book. 2001 NY: Hyperion First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hidden School, The | Millman, Dan | Signed First Edition Book Millman, Dan | Hidden School, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   June 2017 NY: Simon & Schuster    First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Shadow Chasers | DeLoach, Carolyn | Signed Trade Paper Book DeLoach, Carolyn | Shadow Chasers | Signed Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paperback Book. 2000 GA: Eagles Publishing. Second edition, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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When All Hell Breaks Loose | Lundin, Cody | Book - Advance Reading Copy Lundin, Cody | When All Hell Breaks Loose | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy 2007 NY:  Gibbs Smith Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Weird Like Us | Powers, Ann | First Edition Book Powers, Ann | Weird Like Us | Unsigned First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. February 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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Treason | Powell, Bill | First Edition Book Powell, Bill | Treason | Unsigned First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. November 2002 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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Inherited Risk | Meyers, Jeffrey | First Edition Book Meyers, Jeffrey | Inherited Risk | Unsigned First Edition Copy

Hardcover book. 2002 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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Traplines | Rember, John | First Edition Book Rember, John | Traplines | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. July 2003 NY: Pantheon 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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Eiger Obsession, The | Harlin III, John | First Edition Book Harlin III, John | Eiger Obsession, The | Unsigned First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. March 2007 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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End of Iraq, The | Galbraith, Peter W. | First Edition Book Galbraith, Peter W. | End of Iraq, The | Unsigned First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 2006 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Crossing the Gates of Alaska | Metz, Dave | Book - Advance Reading Copy Metz, Dave | Crossing the Gates of Alaska | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy 2010 NY: Citadel Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps.

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American Boy, The | Taylor, Andrew | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Taylor, Andrew | American Boy, The | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Signed UK Trade Paperback Book. 2008 LON: Harper Perennial First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps.

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