Title: The Columnist
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0743212533 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author on the title page with the following: For Jane/With kindest regards/J Frank/5-23-01. Bookseller Inventory # 004360
Synopsis: A dark comedy about a somewhat delusional political coliumnist looking back on his like and our times. At a cocktail party, George H. W. Bush encourages Brandon Sladder, the prominent Washington columnist, to write his memoirs. Sladder has, after all, known just about everyone of importance. He has talked on intimate terms with world leaders, been a witness to enormous change, and expressed weighty opinions on important matters of state. He believes that his own life story could add much more than a footnote to our age. But what is meant to be a look back at his life and our times turns out to be far more revealing. The Columnist is Sladder's attempt to burnish his image for posterity. What emerges is something else: the misadventures of an irresistibly loathsome man - self-important, social climbing, dangerously oblivious. He seems to be remarkably destructive to those who know him best - employers, rivals, lovers, and family. In Brandon Sladder, Jeffrey Frank has created one of the most memorable rogues in contemporary fiction.
About the Author: Jeffrey Frank is a senior editor at The New Yorker. Previously, he worked at The Washington Post and the now defunct Washington Star. He lives in Manhattan.
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