Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Viking, 1993.
A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition with minor soiling to fore-edge. In Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author T. Coraghessan Boyle directly on the half-title page.
Boyle provides a delightfully comic anatomy of a society obsessed with miraculous cures and spectacular successes. In 1907, Battle Creek, Michigan, is a magnet for rich seekers of health and robust seekers of wealth. The former flock to John Harvey Kellogg's health spa, where the regimen requires a change in the intestinal flora via five enemas per day. The latter attempt to con their way into the booming breakfast food business.