New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. First Edition. The debut novel of one of the great writer/directors of modern cinema. Book is Near Fine with toning to board edges otherwise clean. Dust jacket is Very Good+ with minor bends and wrinkles, but no rips, tears or missing chips. The author, employed by Rolling Stone magazine, posed as a student and enrolled in high school at age 21. His experiences were the basis for Rolling Stones articles as well as this comedic, coming-of-age novel, from which the 1982 film was adapted.
And here's where it gets interesting, that movie had an all-star cast, including: Jenifer Jason Leigh, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Robert Romanus, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Nicolas Cage and Forest Whitaker, among others. This book is dated November 17, 1981 and is inscribed to Robert Romanus as follows: "Dear Bob - Talking about a book, traveling around the country on a 'promo tour' - it gives you a deep appreciation for the few people who really GET IT. Needless to say, you understand this book - and before you put me out of business with your own writing, thanks for helping bring this story to life . . . from whence it came. Isn't this great? Your friend, Cameron P.s. No checks." In addition, Romanus has written a note describing how Cameron gave him the copy to read prior to shooting the movie and that he asked Cameron to sign it while they were shooting the "great iced-tea" scene at Stacy's House. A wonderful association and a warm, early inscription. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #903)
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