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A Fan's Notes (SIGNED): Exley, Frederick

A Fan's Notes (SIGNED)

Exley, Frederick

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ISBN 10: 0679720766 / ISBN 13: 9780679720768
Published by Vintage, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Fine Soft cover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Vintage Edition/1st Printing Thus. softcover. SIGNED and inscribed by author on second half-title page: "To Dan Monte, with every good wish, Fred Exley. 11/23/88." Also includes laid-in a photocopy of short handwritten signed note from author: "Dear Dan, Thanks for thinking of me. Exley." Also includes laid-in a handwritten letter from Elizabeth Reidel who handled Mr. Exley's mail in Alexandria Bay: (In part it reads) "Dear Mr. Monte: Your letter has made it's way to the North Country through Random House. Under normal circumstances, it would have been consigned to the 'circular file' by Mr. Exley- however- something in it must have caught his eye for he instucted me to answer it. Mr. Exley would be pleased to sign your book.etc.etc.". Also includes laid-in the original 1994 New York Times obituary for author. A very nice package with signed book, and assistant's associated notes. Author's first book was nominated for the National Book Award. Uncommon signatures from a unique author. Bookseller Inventory # 010239

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Title: A Fan's Notes (SIGNED)

Publisher: Vintage, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair.


Frederick Exley recounts his life as the son of a hero-worshipped high school athlete who is doomed to be a spectator not only of sports, but of life. From irresponsible drifter, to dreamer of impossible dreams, to drunkard, to frequent patient at an insane asylum, Exley carried baggage from his childhood through much of his adult life, never feeling he could escape the dark cloud of expectation that hung over him. When Frank Gifford, former New York Giants backfield star, is injured, Exley is jolted into painful realizations about his life, and a confession.

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