New York: Harper's Magazine Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1974). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-06-120342-4 . [spine slightly turned, very light shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket shows some surface rubbing INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep: "BRANDON / HOPE YOU LIKE IT / CHUCK BARRIS." The first book by the game-show entrepreneur (and, to hear him tell it, CIA-employed assassin), an offbeat love story about the "ambitious, all but unemployable son of a Queens chiropodist," who sets his sights on marrying a woman with a nice trust-fund income, but to his consternation ends up actually falling in love with her, and marrying her "for herself instead of her money" after the trust fund is cut off by her parents. More than thirty years later, Barris substantially rewrote and expanded the book and re-published it as "The New You and Me, Babe." Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 22572)
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