Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition First Printing. Minor shelf wear, otherwise fine copy. DJ edges chipped but otherwise very good. Covered in mylar. DJ contains a collage of Cooper's family pictures, interspersed with drawings of angels and roses, and photos of Cooper family, Wyatt, Gloria, Conner and Anderson, on back. A wonderful association copy. Written by the husband of GLORIA VANDERBILT and the father of CNN reporter ANDERSON COOPER; inscription on the FFEP " This book comes to ___with love from her mother and with the best regards of the author who hopes it will make you laugh a little and cry a little since good books, like good lives are made by finding some happy balance between tears and laughter. Wyatt Cooper, New York City, Feb. 16, 1977." The front paste down contains a large caricature of CARTER COOPER and ANDERSON COOPER drawn by the author. Carter committed suicide in 1988, and Anderson went on to become a world-renowned CNN commentator. Rough cut edges; eight pages of black and white photographs of Cooper's family, dating back several generations. Not a book club or library copy. No marks, no underlining, not price clipped, not a remainder.
SIGNED on free front endpaper by the author/late husband of Gloria Vanderbilt and father of newscaster Anderson Cooper; very good in very good price-clipped jacket (in mylar); very minor soiling to textblock edges, rear board lightly bumped at bottom corner else a tight square unmarked copy.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 1st Edition, inscribed by Wyatt Cooper, along with a n sketch of a flower; it has a second inscription from the previous owner's Mother. Jacket designed by Gloria Vanderbilt. Price-clipped jacket has Minor shelf wear, slight tattering to the edges, binding sound, internally clean.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0060108576. Warmly inscribed to Fran Hough and signed by Cooper on the flyleaf. Very light general wear to the book, dust jacket slightly edgeworn but very nice. Overall an exceptional copy of this scarce title with the additional benefit of the signed inscription.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 199 pages; Signed by Author.
Even though it's older, I bought it for my Mom on Mothers Day because she was looking for it. It was a bestseller in it's day (mid 1970's).
I read it before giving it to her and thought it was a great read. Mr Coopers musing about the passing of time and how we see things make a lot of sense today too. Have since heard from my Mom that she loved it to, for the same reasons I did. And FYI, much of what we like to read is different, but we both liked this.
Jul 10, 2007
My interest in Wyatt Cooper's FAMILIES: A MEMOIR AND A CELEBRATION came about through Anderson Cooper, the second son of the author--presently, an influential CNN Anchor and Reporter.
"Families" is an honest, sensitive book on family involvement--in history and immediate experience. The book unfolds as a recollection of the author's experiences intertwined with philosophical commentary on family. It is a fascinating narrative, written in expressive detail, with intelligence, depth and humor. The book is a well-constructed balance of personal and social perspective. It is a beautifully thoughtful memoir.
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