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What Did I Do?: The Unauthorized Autobiography Larry Rivers With Arnold Weinstein

Rivers, Larry;Weinstein, Arnold

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ISBN 10: 0060190078 / ISBN 13: 9780060190071
Published by Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine hardcover copy in a fine dustjacket/brodart covered, First Edition. SIGNED/INSCRIBED BY LARRY RIVERS. A very nice, clean and bright copy. = We ship all books with Delivery Confirmation. = We have been selling Used Books for over 30 years. Bookseller Inventory # 003346C

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Title: What Did I Do?: The Unauthorized ...

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The renowned artist offers a humorous take on his own life, discussing among other topics his Bronx childhood, his jazz career, his legendary excesses, and his brief stint in the military. 50,000 first printing. $70,000 ad/promo. Tour.

From Publishers Weekly:

Rivers's exuberantly hip, sexually freewheeling autobiography displays his relentless, almost exhibitionistic candor, as some of his paintings do. Born Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg in 1923, he was raised in the Bronx by a hypercritical mother and a father reportedly guilty of bizarre sexual improprieties with children. A bebop jazz saxophonist with a heroin habit, Rivers abandoned his first wife and their sons in 1947. He later married his Welsh housekeeper, a "deliciously unique female"; they separated in 1968. Written with playwright-director Weinstein, this gossipy collage dissects the incestuous social world of a New York avant-garde that included John Ashbery, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Koch, Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones and Delmore Schwartz. Rivers is most emotive when discussing his "romantic fling" with poet Frank O'Hara. Somewhere inside this messy self-portrait is the intriguing story of how Rivers found his path as a brash, innovative artist. Illustrated. 25,000 first printing; author tour.
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