About the Author

About the Author

by John Colapinto
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About the Author by John Colapinto

Just how did Cal Cunningham — a twenty-five-year-old bookstore stockboy who is new to Manhattan and who has never written anything — publish a bestselling novel that sells to the movies for a million dollars?

A mysterious roommate, a timely bike accident, and the rapacious literary agent Blackie Yaeger all play a role in Cal's success.

Deception, blackmail, and murder all play a role in his desperate bid to hold on to it.

And About the Author is his first-person account of how he performed this remarkable feat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060932176
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/23/2002
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,291,842
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

John Colapinto has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Esquire, Mademoiselle, Us Weekly, and Rolling Stone, where the landmark National Magazine Award-winning article that was the basis for As Nature Made Him first appeared. He is also the author of the novel About the Author. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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About the Author 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
CarolineOhio More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! It found me rooting for Cal even though I wasn't sure I should be!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It had humor, suspense, and finally, irony. It's a great reworking of "Don't wish too hard for something; you may get it." Cal Cunningham, desperate wannabe author, takes on way more than he bargained for when he decides to pass off his dead roommate's book as his own. All kinds of deception, blackmail, and mayhem ensue, with Cal's frantic attempts at damage control ratcheting up the excitement. Fun, fast-moving, well-written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Picked up this book by chance and am sure glad I fell upon it. Have been in search of something as good as Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' which shook my world and erased all else. Well, the wait is over. John Colapinto's book is all that, if not more. The plot, the narration, the wit, the suspence came together and the result is simply stunning. Go get a copy and enjoy it.