The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 14, 2017
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- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0812996933
- ISBN-13 : 978-0812996937
- Product Dimensions : 5.92 x 0.93 x 8.57 inches
- Publisher : Random House (March 14, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #351,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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