Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xx], 476,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1993.
A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by author T. Coraghessan Boyle in unread Fine condition.
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.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best.