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Brown, Scott. AGAINST ALL ODDS: MY LIFE OF HARDSHIP, FAST BREAKS, AND SECOND CHANCES. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 325 pages. As New/As New.

Rare Scott Brown and Americana collectible set. A signed and inscribed copy of his autobiography and a pristine copy of the very first Cosmopolitan Magazine "Centerfold" Issue, in which he is the centerfold. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a large first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Scott Brown's personal and political journey, whose title says it all. "Tells the story of his difficult, often nomadic childhood, shunted from house to apartment, and town to town, seventeen times over his first eighteen years. His rise was even more improbable: A first-year law student and member of the Massachusetts National Guard, he was picked as Cosmopolitan Magazine's 'America's Sexiest Man' and was vaulted into the glamorous world of New York modelling at the height of the 1980's. Here are the secrets from the unprecedented Senate race that captured the country's imagination" (Publisher's blurb). The very snobbish New York Review of Books gave the book a long and favorable review, praising its candor (particularly Brown's account of the homosexual abuse he endured) and the fact that Senator Scott Brown really was an anomaly: A moderate Republican, more good-looking than most Democrats, who made it in ultra-liberal Massachusetts, then lost partly because he would not obey the Tea Party's marching orders. Now that he has gone back to private practice, this is all, poignantly, that remains of his remarkable American life: A well-written book and the memory of his youthful virility as a Cosmo model. A "must-have" set for Scott Brown and Americana collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, dated (in the year of publication), and inscribed in black pen-marker opposite the title page by the author: "Keep the faith! Scott Brown XXI". There is no recipient named. This comes with a pristine copy of the Cosmopolitan Magazine "Centerfold" Issue, which shows that Scott Brown had it all: Beauty and brains. This title is a contemporary Americana classic. As far as we know, this is the only such set available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare signed set thus. One of the best autobiographies of our time. A fine collectible set. . ISBN 0062015540. $250.00

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