A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald, 1967-1974

MacDonald, John D.; Rowan, Dan

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1986
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First edition. Book is clean and crisp. Unclipped dust jacket has the faintest edge of yellowing. Rowan started writing to MacDonald early in his career and a friendship developed, a friendship the book chronicles. 239 pp. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Gathers letters written between Dan Rowan, the popular TV comedian, and John D. MacDonald, the mystery writer, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at network television

From Publishers Weekly: Mutual admiration was the foundation of a valued friendship between MacDonald (author of the Travis McGee series et al.) and comedian-writer Rowan. In addition to visits, the men kept in touch by mail from 1967 through 1974, when they had a falling out. Assembled here are selections from their witty, amusing and sobering correspondence: exchanges of advice on professional and personal matters, etc. The letters shed light on wheeler-dealers grabbing credit for the TV show Laugh-In, co-created by Rowan and Dick Martin; there are accounts of dismaying film treatments of MacDonald's bestselling novels. The correspondents also reminisce about shared pleasures. Before the letters stop abruptly, they reveal the career strains that caused Rowan's divorce and MacDonald's severe criticism of him as spoiled by fame. Lately, they tell the reader, they have mended the break in the relationship although, as both note, "It's not the same."
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Title: A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and ...
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine

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