336, Black w/ yellow title at spine. Little to no shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The true story of Massimo Garcia & his adventures in the rarefied world of Kings, Dukes, Hollywood superstars, fashion designers & billionaires.
From Kirkus Reviews: A paean to hedonism would be a better subtitle for this terminally trivial autobiography. That righteous prologue aside, this is a volume of bedtime stories and yacht-basin scandal that no gossip aficionado could resist. Its about the wealthy socialites who moved in regular sequence from St. Moritz to Acapulco, from Seville to Sardinia, from Monte Carlo to Capri, with occasional respites in Paris, London, and New York. In the early 1960s, when tabloid tales of the Jet Set were gathering steam, Gargia determined to break into ``a society . . . with a polite, but resolute snobbery that kept it hermetically sealed.'' His recipe: Italian good looks, a reputation for performing well in bed, a patron, persistence, and patience. Members of the Agnelli and Rothschild families were early patrons, leading to sexual liaisons with Greta Garbo, Franoise Sagan, and evenas his funds began to run lowwith the 80-year-old widow of a founder of Shell Oil, ``one of the richest women in the world.'' Gargia abandoned his elderly lover (after accepting apartments in Paris and Monte Carlo from her) for the arms of a younger, prettier baroness, launching an extravagant if ``pointless and superficial'' lifestyle. No name goes undropped in this account, ranging from obscure party girls to former empresses, and including Princess Grace, Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Jack Nicholson, Gianni Versace, Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana, and Sarah Ferguson's toe-sucking lover, John Bryan. Bryan's friend Allan Starkie, a US Army intelligence office turned high-life biographer (Fergie: Her Secret Life, not reviewed), is co-author of this book. After enduring arrest as a suspect in a casino-fixing investigation, the exonerated Gargia, who publishes a magazine called The Best, wants to turn over a new (gold) leaf, urging the so-called beautiful people to do good instead of doing each other. Best of luck to them from all whose insatiable appetites for picayune scandal and vicarious socializing will be at least momentarily appeased by this book. (photos, not seen) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Jet Set: Memoir of and International Playboy
Publisher: Barricade Books
Publication Date: 1999
Illustrator: b&w photo illus
Book Condition: Near Fine/ Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Barricade Books Inc, 1999. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1569801509-2-4
Book Description Barricade Books, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1569801509I4N00
Book Description Barricade Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1569801509
Book Description Barricade Books, Inc., New York, NY, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 54 B/W Photos (illustrator). First Edition. (full book description) Barricade Books, Inc., New York, NY, 1999. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 336pgs(Index). 54 B/W Photos. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 9781569801505 SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY173601I
Book Description Barricade Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1569801509q
Book Description Barricade Books Inc, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1569801509
Book Description Barricade Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1569801509
Book Description Barricade Books, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Inscribed by author and dated in year of publication on front free end page in blue pen, "To the Beautiful Kelly, Massimo Gargia New York 16/07/99" First printing stated. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 Book; binding tight, minor bumping to edges and top front corner else boards straight and clean; mild soiling to fore edge else text free of marks, appears unread. Dust jacket ($25.00) has minor rubbing with mild bumping to spine and flap fold ends. Color sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Several photographs. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 82016WSL4
Book Description Barricade Books, New York, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Inscribed, "To Ben and Sarah" and signed by Massimo Gargia on the half-title page. Below Gargia's signature the book is inscribed, "Dear Sarah & Ben, Welcome to the strange world of Massimo & the Jet Set! Regards." and signed by co-author Allan (Starkie). First printing. Very Good+ in like dust jacket. Boards and jacket are lightly bumped at upper corners. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 40019
Book Description Barricade Books Inc, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021569801509