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Cooking for Healthy Living [*SIGNED*], Fonda, Jane
1 Fonda, Jane Cooking for Healthy Living [*SIGNED*]
Atlanta Turner Publishing, Inc. (c.1996) 1-57036-293-9 / 9781570362934 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[very nice copy, no significant wear to book; jacket shows just a trace of handling wear, "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel]. (color photographs and illustrations) SIGNED by the author (no inscription) on the ffep. "World-renowned health and fitness advocate Jane Fonda enthusiastically introduces you to a cookbook she has conceived and designed expressly to help you make healthy living an easily obtainable goal. Ms. Fonda begins by discussing the essential principles of wellness, nutrition basics, meal planning, food shopping, eating to lose weight and exercise -- presented in an informal, accessible style illuminated with fascinating anecdotes from her own life." (Fasci-, I say fascinating, don'tcha know?) Recipes by Robin Vitetta; color photographs are by Joyce Oudkerk Pool; illustrations by Jennie Oppenheimer. Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Recipes for Starving Actors, Izay, Victor
2 Izay, Victor Recipes for Starving Actors
Los Alamitos CA Approved Publishers Service (c.1964) NO Presumed 1st Edition Plastic comb binding Near Fine Illustrated by (drawings & design) Arthur Gould 
(softcover) [minor spots of soiling to fore-edge and rear cover, but so minimally worn that it presents as almost brand-new; absolutely of gift quality, in case you're moved to present it to a starving actor of your own acquaintance]. (line drawings) A book of recipes "related to the many moods and pecuniary posture of the dramatic artist," whatever the heck that means. There are indeed plenty of recipes, ranging from the mundane to the somewhat exotic, many with showbiz-inspired names, e.g. "Tutti-Frutti D'Hollywood & Vine (Fruit Salad with Wine)" and "Barrymore Beef and Kidney Stew." The whole thing is arranged along the lines of a playbill, with "Act I" consisting mostly of useful advice on cookery terms, how to serve wines, where to get food when you're on the road, etc., followed by "Intermission" (hors d'ouevres), and so forth; the actual recipes are interspersed throughout with bits of theatrical history and humor. The author (still with us as of this writing) has been in show business in one way or another since the 1940s, most notably as an very active character actor (mostly in TV) during the 1960s and 1970s; he also has the distinction of having appeared in all three of the "Billy Jack" movies. 
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