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UTBU (Unhealthy To Be Unpleasant); a comedy in two acts

By: Kirkwood, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French, Inc.: (c.1966)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24361

ISBN: 0-573-61742-2

Condition: Fine


[nice clean copy with no discernible wear]. (stage diagram) Farce about an aging actor who plots to kill his 94-year-old mother in order to use his inheritance to bankroll his return to the stage; his plot, however, comes to the attention of the organization UTBU, agents of which attempt to thwart him. (The roles were played by Tony Randall and Thelma Ritter in the original Broadway production, which received tepid reviews and ran for just seven performances.) View more info

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P.S. Your Cat is Dead!

By: Kirkwood, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15411

ISBN: 0-8128-1511-4

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dj


[moderately shelfworn, a decent enough copy but unfortunately blemished by a brown stain (looks like a tea-spill) affecting the top edge and fore-edge of about a 12-page section in the middle of the book, and severely marking the top section of one of those pages; jacket lightly soiled, with chipping and a bit of paper loss at both ends of spine Comic novel (rather scarce in hardcover) about a guy with a remarkable string of bad luck, who gets an opportunity to take revenge for ALL of it when he catches a burglar in the act of trying to rob him for a third time. The author adapted it for a p... View more info

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Some Kind of Hero [*SIGNED*]

By: Kirkwood, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21044

ISBN: 0-690-00757-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minimal shelfwear, faint dust-soiling to top edge of text block; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear]. SIGNED boldly by the author on the ffep. Novel about the readjustment to civilian life of a Vietnam War ex-P.O.W.; basis for the 1982 film starring Richard Pryor. Signed by Author View more info