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Kup: A Man, An Era, A City (SIGNED)

Kupcinet, Irv

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ISBN 10: 0933893701 / ISBN 13: 9780933893702
Published by Bonus Books, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED and inscribed on half title page by Irv Kupcinet. ; As New. Tight, clean and crisp. An excellent copy with dustjacket protected in a new Mylar cover. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. As New. ; 8.90 X 6.20 X 1.20 inches; 311 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 22007

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Title: Kup: A Man, An Era, A City (SIGNED)

Publisher: Bonus Books

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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In addition to chronicling the adventures of his lengthy career, the celebrated "Chicago Sun Times" journalist offers hilarious, irreverent, and humanizing anecdotes about the most famous people in the world over the past fifty years


After more than a half-century as a journalist, Irv Kupcinet shows that he can still write with passion about-among other things--subjects on which he built his career: famous people and his native Chicago. "Kup," as he is known to readers of his Chicago Sun-Times celebrity column and viewers of his TV talk show, has peppered his autobiography with stories and personal recollections of some of the most celebrated personalities of this century--and the volume is as hard to put down as the names the author drops are easy to pick up. Kupcinet began "Kup's Column" in 1943 (for what was then the Chicago Times) after a short stint as a pro football player with the Chicago Bears and several years as a sportswriter. Since then, the plucky journalist has become an institution in his beloved Windy City-and a national celebrity in his own right, thanks in part to the syndicated "Kup's Show," which ran on television for an amazing twenty-seven years. With coauthor Paul Neimark, Kupcinet offers a somewhat rambling but always enjoyable account of his life and career, chock-full of anecdotes about his personal encounters with the famous and infamous. Kup's cast of characters ranges from entertainers-like Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra-to popes and presidents. A full chapter is devoted to Harry Truman, whom Kup first met as a senator and befriended throughout his years in the White House and beyond. Truman once gave Kupcinet a White House card with "Open Sesame" scrawled on the back, and Kup gathered many insights from the feisty president from Independence. Although in many respects Kup and his wife Essee have led a charmed life, they have not been spared their share of tragedy. Within a week of JFK's assassination in 1963, the Kupcinets' only daughter, aspiring actress Karyn-their beloved "Cookie'!--was brutally murdered in her Los Angeles apartment at the age of twenty-two. Kupcinet deals honestly and movingly with his family's shock and grief following the devastating crime, which remains unsolved some twenty-five years later. Kup also devotes a chapter to another tragic figure in his life Essee's close friend, the ill-fated Diana Barrymore. Kup is a book filled with memorable images of people who helped shape the last half-century-from Al Capone to Johnny Carson-and of a city that helped make one of its own an institution. Along with "Kup's Column" and "Kup's Show," Chicago and the rest of the country now has Kup's book to enjoy. Highly recommended. -- From Independent Publisher

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