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A Fan's Notes (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

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Exley is one of those writers who, essentially, had one great story to tell—the story of his disastrous life—and man does he tell it well. An alcoholic and general failure, he was a college classmate of football great Frank Gifford (husband of Kathie Lee) and had a life-long (non-romantic) obsession with him that he details in hilarious, tragic and completely unforgettable ways.

— Rico


This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair.

About the Author

Frederick Exley is the author of A Fan's Notes, Pages from a Cold Island, and Last Notes from Home. He was nominated for a National Book Award, was the recipient of the William Faulkner Award, received the National Institute of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award, and won a Playboy silver medal for the best nonfiction piece of 1974. He also received a Rockefeller Foundation grant, a Harper-Saxton Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Frederick Exley died in 1992.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679720768
ISBN-10: 0679720766
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 12th, 1988
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries


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