Ferraro: My Story, Signed by Geraldine Ferraro, First Edition, 1985

Ferraro, Geraldine, with Linda Bird Franke. Ferrero: My Story. New York: Bantam Books, 1985. Signed by Ferrero on free front endpaper. Octavo. In publisher’s original cream cloth spine over cream boards and original pictorial dust jacket. 

Presented is a signed, first edition of Geraldine Ferraro’s memoir, Ferrero: My Life. The book was published by Bantam Books in New York, in November of 1985. It is signed “Geraldine Ferrero” on the free front end page, in black felt-tipped ink. The book also has a lovely gift inscription to the previous owner, explaining the circumstances and date of the signing, as well as a color photograph of Ferraro signing books. The book is presented in its publisher’s original cream cloth spine over cream boards, with copper embossed titles to the spine, and original pictorial first edition dust jacket. The book is protected with a new, archival slipcase. 

In this memoir, Geraldine Ferraro reflects on her experience as the first woman nominated by a major party to run on the presidential ticket. This book reveals the process that led to her nomination as the 1984 Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate with Walter Mondale and gives a revealing behind-the-scenes look at campaign politics, especially the criticism directed at her and her family throughout her campaign. 

Ferraro shines a light on the dynamics of women in Congress and discusses how their different life experiences affect the policy making process. She also gives thanks and credit to the pioneering women, like Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Millie Jeffrey and many others, who worked together to make sure that a woman was on the Democratic ticket in 1984.


Very good condition. In the publisher's original cream cloth spine over cream boards. Spine titled in copper. Original pictorial dust jacket, colors still vibrant and jacket in good condition. New mylar on jacket, for protection. Signed by Ferrero on free front endpaper, in black felt-tipped ink. Inscription is legible. Additional long gift inscription above Ferraro's signature, in red ink. Text block is clean, the pages are healthy. New archival red slipcase, with a photograph of Ferrero inlaid on the front.

Dimensions: Slipcase: 9 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D; Book: 9 1/2" H x 6 3/8" W x 1 1/2" D.

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