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Found on My Bookshelf: 1st Edition of Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein.

First Edition of Stranger in a Strange Land ___________________________ Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. – Robert A. Heinlein ________________________________ This is a likely 1st edition of Stranger in a Strange Land , by Robert A. Heinlein. (G.P Putnam’s Sons), 1961. According to several entries on ,  A true 1st Edition must include the “C22” in the gutter of page 408 (Yes). and An ad for Starship Troopers on the back cover (Yes). and No notations for subsequent printings (Yes, just the 1961 copyright). and Pale green coloring across the top pages (Yes). I have no idea when this book was acquired; maybe it came with Jerry when he came into my life. He is more likely to be the one to have bought this book in 1961 – I didn’t discover Heinlein until the 1970’s. The photo is of the actual book.

In Honor of Banned Books Week...

A Banned Book Is a READ Book ________________ “I can’t bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.” – D. H. Lawrence

Thought for the Day--May 10, 2011: My Nemesis--Procrastination

A prototype book cover: I, Driven: memoir of involuntary commitment __________________________ Procrastination is opportunity's assassin. --Victor Kiam Yesterday, I vowed to get my memoir ready for publication. I have been procrastinating far too long on this project, and I'm not getting any younger. I have concluded that it was time to stop whining about situations for which I have little or no control and start working on those things that I can manage. Now I have finally figured out my status in my family's food chain, I figure it's time to branch out and move in a different direction--by starting right where I am right now. :=) I'm 99.9% certain that I will be self-publishing my memoir. I'm not a celebrity, so traditional publishers are less likely to be interested in my personal history--at least that's the message I have received so far. The good news: self-publishing is becoming more acceptable and even fashionable as traditional publishers founder

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment