Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: Large 8vo; xvi, 400 pages
Publisher: New York: Dial Press, 1966.
A Very Good+ first printing of the first edition in Very Good, little chipped and creased dust-jacket, SIGNED and inscribed by author Norman Mailer on the title page. Photograph of a vertical city of the future tipped-in opposite title page.
Critic Wilfrid Sheed described his impression of this nonfiction Mailer monologue as, "First, simple bafflement at a good writer running off at the mouth...slight suffocation and a tendency to cauliflower ear; next, a strong sense of being buried alive under several tons of ego-blubber; and finally, escape into pious reflections about What America Does to Its Writers."