Stock Image
Sunburn Signed: Shames, Laurence

Sunburn Signed

Shames, Laurence

542 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0786860685 / ISBN 13: 9780786860685
Published by Hyperion Books, 1995
Condition: Collectible: Like New Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: £ 44.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 3.03 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

Offered By

Hill Country Books
Boerne, TX, U.S.A.

5-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since 26 April 2006

About this Item

Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 10-1-939

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Sunburn Signed

Publisher: Hyperion Books

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Like New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

Joey Goldman, the illegitimate son of the Godfather, turns to his friend, reporter Arty Magnus, for help when his father decides to retire and needs a ghostwriter to help him write his memoirs, but there are many enemies out to stop the project.

About the Author:

Laurence Shames has been a New York City taxi driver, lounge singer, furniture mover, lifeguard, dishwasher, gym teacher, and shoe salesman. Having failed to distinguish himself in any of those professions, he turned to writing full-time in 1976 and has not done an honest day's work since. His basic laziness notwithstanding, Shames has published more than twenty books and hundreds of magazine articles and essays. Best known for his critically acclaimed series of Key West novels, he has also authored non-fiction and enjoyed considerable though largely secret success as a collaborator and ghostwriter. Shames has penned four New York Times bestsellers. These have appeared on four different lists, under four different names, none of them his own. This might be a record. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1951, to chain-smoking parents of modest means but flamboyant emotions, Shames graduated summa cum laude from NYU in 1972 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Shortly after finishing college, he began annoying editors by sending them short stories they hated. He also wrote longer things he thought of as novels. He couldn't sell them. By 1979 he'd somehow passed himself off as a journalist and was publishing in top-shelf magazines like Playboy, Outside, Saturday Review, and Vanity Fair. In 1982, Shames was named Ethics columnist of Esquire, and also made a contributing editor to that magazine. By 1986 he was writing non-fiction books whose critical if not commercial success first established his credentials as a collaborator/ghostwriter. His 1991 national bestseller, BOSS OF BOSSES, written with two FBI agents, got him thinking about the Mafia. It also bought him a ticket out of New York and a sweet little house in Key West, where he finally got back to Plan A: writing fiction. Given his then-current preoccupations, the novels--beginning with FLORIDA STRAITS--naturally featured palm trees, high humidity, dogs in sunglasses, and blundering New York mobsters. Having had the good fortune to find a setting he loved and a wonderfully loyal readership as well, Shames wrote eight Key West novels during the 1990s, before taking a decade-long detour into screenwriting and collaborative work. In 2013, he returned to his favorite fictional turf with SHOT ON LOCATION--a suspenseful and hilarious mix of Hollywood glitz and Florida funky. TROPICAL SWAP, Shames’ tenth Key West novel, tells the riotous tale of a home exchange that sounds too good to be true, and is.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Fine, rare, and hard to find books from estates in Texas. Also, many modern and vintage, signed first editions in mysteries, teen, children, history and cooking. Signed books come in a protective mylar cover. We have been selling on the internet since 1999. Pride in customer service. We pack to protect your book.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Form of Payment: Credit cards of Visa and Mastercard. Sales Tax: Residents of Texas are required to pay
6.75% State and Local Sales Tax on all purchases shipped to a Texas address. Sales Tax will not be charged
to any orders shipped outside of Texas or for purchasers who have a Texas Resale Permit. Scans of Books:
We will be happy to email you a jpg of any item in our inventory, just email us with the item you want to
see and we will return a digital photo in jpg format.

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Overseas rates are actual and will be sent when purchased or you can inquire before sale. Insurance required on books over $50.00.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal