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VJ Books Presents Author Jerry Stahl!

Author Erik Storey In addition to his novels, Stahl has written extensively for film, Bad Boys II, and for television, including the highly rated 100th episode of CSI. He also penned other works for Will Smith's production company. His fiction pieces have appeared in all major magazines. The narcotic memoir Permanent Midnight was made into a movie starring Ben Stiller, and I, Fatty has been optioned by Johnny Depp.

Stahl grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The son of an immigrant from Russia, his father worked his way from the coal mines to federal judge. After the untimely loss of his father, Stahl's education proved to be a commanding culture shock. He moved from being a kid educated in a lower class of Pittsburgh neighborhood, to a fish out of water, suddenly shipped away to a private boarding school and a world far removed from anything he had ever known. He is a graduate of Columbia University. Post-college found Stahl living abroad in Greece _ in caves outside of Matala, on Crete. He also traveled the streets of Paris, then London, where he landed a job as a bartender at a working class Irish pub. Once stateside, Jerry found himself in New York with a burgeoning career as a writer.

Stahl's books telescope the underbelly of dysfunction and isolation. His characters are people who for the most part suffer self-destructive behavior, straddling the line of addiction and self-debauchery. His stories are distinctively stark, devoid of saccharine sentimentality, and always infused with pathos and humor.

The 55 year old Stahl is also an accomplished actor with roles in his own Permanent Midnight and Zoolander, where he starred with his good friend Ben Stiller.

Want a different read and a wild ride? Don't miss Pain Killers by Jerry Stahl!

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Love Without | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Stahl, Jerry | Love Without | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback  2007 NY: Open City Books  First Trade Paperback Edition, First printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Pain Killers by Jerry Stahl | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Stahl, Jerry | Pain Killers | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2009 NY: William Morrow reading copy, fine in near-fine pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Pain Killers | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Book Stahl, Jerry | Pain Killers | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  March 2009 NY: HarperCollins     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Pain Killers | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Book Stahl, Jerry | Pain Killers | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2009 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Permanent Midnight | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Book Stahl, Jerry | Permanent Midnight | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Grand Central   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Plainclothes Naked | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Book Stahl, Jerry | Plainclothes Naked | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Harpercollins     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Plainclothes Naked | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Book Stahl, Jerry | Plainclothes Naked | Signed First Edition Copy

2001 NY: Harpercollins  First Edition, First Printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, ex-library copy.

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Plainclothes Naked | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Book Stahl, Jerry | Plainclothes Naked | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2001 NY: Harpercollins  First Edition, First Printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Plainclothes Naked | Stahl, Jerry | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Stahl, Jerry | Plainclothes Naked | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book  2002 NY: HarperCollins  1st trade Paperback edition, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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