The Ideal, Genuine Man (1st edition, signed by Stephen King!)

The Ideal, Genuine Man (1st edition, signed by Stephen King!)
The Ideal, Genuine Man (1st edition, signed by Stephen King!)
The Ideal, Genuine Man (1st edition, signed by Stephen King!)
$125.00

Don Robertson was a true Clevelander. He was born and raised in Cleveland, and after stints in the Army and one year at Harvard, he returned to Cleveland and attended Case Western Reserve University for one year. He then became a reporter and columnist for The Plain Dealer (1950-1955 and 1963-1966), The Cleveland News (1957–1959), and The Cleveland Press (1968–1982). He wrote 18 published novels, most of which took place in Cleveland and the fictional town of Paradise Falls, Ohio. Robertson is probably best known for his trio of novels featuring Morris Bird III: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread (1965), The Sum and Total of Now (1966), and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1970).

Stephen King was a big fan of Don Robertson, and he acknowledged that Robertson was one of his influences. In 1987, King published Robertson's novel The Ideal, Genuine Man through his Philtrum Press. In this later novel, Robertson tells the story of Herman Marshall, a retired truck driver who tries to cope with his wife's cancer and his own feelings of growing old.

Great association copy! Inscribed to Earl Keyes by author; signed by Stephen King; includes two photos from a promotion party: one photo shows Don Robertson with Stephen King; other photo shows Earl Keyes and other guests. Earl Keyes was a Cleveland celebrity, known for being "Mr. Jingeling" at Christmas time. Dust jacket in protective cover; some foxing along edge of rear flap; green cloth binding; bottom edge of text and fore edge show some light soiling; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

SKU: 
21251942
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Publication Date: 
1987
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover
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