... well, not yet, but I hope to find a middle-aged Mr. Adventure to marry some day (soon). However, I did find I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson today at the Book Thing!!!
I've been longing for a copy of this book ever since I saw it featured on Style Court's blog back in January 2007. The great thing about this book is its eternally chic brown and cream zebra print cloth cover. My new copy is in great shape, with a book plate dated 1940, and it's the third printing.
Style Court says that it's one of the books that is most frequently seen in styled photographs in shelter magazines. Brilliant Asylum and Beach Bungalow 8, among others have also mentioned this book. In September, I commented on Brilliant's post about this book, I am praying to the gods that i find a copy of this hidden at the Book Thing... and that no-one knows what it is!.
As recently as two weeks ago, I commented to someone on my post about the Book Thing, "it is so completely totally random what you find there. I try to go every other week, but that said, it's a crap-shoot. Russell, who runs the place, told me that someone would ask about a book on the sex life of Mongolian goat herders, and low and behold, one would come in a week later. I must try that trick for "I Married Adventure".
In fact, I went to the Book Thing yesterday morning after the Load o'Fun market with Kitchenography, and the local uptown Farmers Market and had a cruise around the shelves. I went back today on the way to my mother's to drop off a huge bag of books, and thought I would just pop in for a look around. Damn if I didn't find "I Married Adventure" sitting there in the biography section in all it's zebra-striped glory. And yes, that was me doing the happy dance out of the building and telling Russell that I loved him! WOOHOO!
images: Style Court