1st printing / edition. Hardcover. SIGNED by the Author on the title page. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Price intact, in protective mylar. ISBN: 0679450912 Simpson's 3rd novel, supposedly inspired in part by her half brother Steve Jobs. She was selected as one of the 20 best young novelists in America by Granta magazine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Anywhere But Here and The Lost Father have established Mona Simpson as one of our most accomplished writers. In her new novel--the portrait of a legendary, quintessentially American entrepreneur trapped by the age he helped to define--she brilliantly extends her achievement. More powerfully than ever before, Simpson uncovers the nature of longing and belonging, of blood relations and the human heart.
Rezension: Mona Simpson's first two novels, Anywhere but Here and The Lost Father, won her literary renown and a wide following. Now, in her third novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been replaced by a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of young Jane di Natali, but the theme remains the same: the search for, and the attempt to understand, the absent father. This time the father is a millionaire biotechnology magnate named Tom Owens--loosely based, perhaps, on Steven Jobs, Mona Simpson's half-brother and the founder of Apple Computers. Fans of Simpson's previous novels will not be disappointed by this excursion into the cracked world of family relations.
Titel: A REGULAR GUY.
Verlag: Knopf, 1996.
Buchbeschreibung Benbella Books, 2014. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut Haushaltsauflösung - Guns N' Roses fans know the Use Your Illusion tour went on nonstop from 1991 to 1993. They know that concerts sold out in minutes all over the world so fans could hear chart-topping singles Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City, and November Rain live. They know the Use Your Illusion tour was the last for the band with Slash and Duff. But they've only heard rumors of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Fortunately for fans, Craig Duswalt hasn't just heard rumors-he knows what went on backstage on one of the longest and most popular music events because he lived it. As Axl Rose's personal manager during the ridiculously long world tour, Duswalt experienced things that would make most people run the other way and never look back. And in Welcome to My Jungle, he shares the sometimes hilarious, sometimes just plain reckless, and always insane actual happenings on the tour. A true must-read for Guns N' Roses fans, Welcome to My Jungle delights readers with hilarious and entertaining exclusive firsthand stories like: \*The day Axl Rose, Kurt Cobain, and Courtney Love got into a 'huge war' backstage at the MTV Awards \*Why Guns N' Roses are forever linked to Charles Manson \*The night Liz Taylor walked in on a very nude Slash-and stayed a while Featuring little-known facts for the ultimate GN'R fan, Welcome To My Jungle gives an inside look at what it's really like to live and work with a hugely popular band, from the middle of a rock and roll hurricane. 240 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000882613