New York NY, Harper & Row, 1964, hardcover, 180 pp, first edition stated, first printing by letter code, Very Good in Good dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean, name on front endpaper, wear to spine ends. Dustjacket price-clipped, edge nicks, short edge tears, spine darkened, small scuff to front panel, in new Brodart sleeve. "William Zinsser pleads for our right to be disorganized in an increasingly organized society--or at least to be ourselves and not everybody else."
Fair. Some wear to dust jacket. Front page partly detached, rest of binding intact. Page edges deckled with some chipping and discoloration. A few light stains to interior. Text clear. Suitable as a reading copy if handled with care. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
Very Good+ in Fair to Good jacket. 180 page hardcover. "One of our brightest wits and social critics sounds the alarm. The American, that rugged individual with horse sense and horse laugh, is vanishing. In his place is the man reduced by his bank to a number that only a machine can read, the man who doesn't protest even when his womenfolk wear hair curlers 21.6 hours a day. He is a man assaulted by movies in airplanes, numbed by identical plays and articles, hypnotized by the smile of the TV weather girl, beguiled into buying objects which do jobs that don't need doing, cowed by the sinister saltpeter legend. William Zinsser pleads for our right to be disorganized in an increasingly organized society-or at least to be ourselves and not everybody else. His book is brave, barbed, and outrageously funny-but not so barbed that it doesn't contain some bouquets as well." Very nice copy: some bumping/wear at extremities of binding, pages mildly toned else the book is in excellent condition with NO markings throughout. The dj has medium to heavy chipping at head of spine and upper edge, less chipping at heel of spine and corners, one sticker-pull on spine else it's in decent condition and should look pretty good under plastic. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder, dj NOT price-clipped ("$3.95"). Very Good+ in Fair to Good dj.
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