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Gigolo Johnny Wells | Block, Lawrence | Signed First Edition (thus) Trade Paper Book


 
GIGOLO JOHNNY WELLS by Lawrence Block
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First Trade Paperback edition, first printing (thus), mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author. 2016 NY: Lawrence Block Production ISBN 9781533591364
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GIGOLO JOHNNY WELLS by Lawrence Block - SIGNED FIRST EDITION (THUS) TRADE PAPER BOOK

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17-year-old Johnny Wells was a very handsome young man, and youíd have called him a babe magnet, but Iím afraid they didnít have that phrase back in 1961. He decided to capitalize on his looks and the response they earned from women, invested in a haircut and a good wardrobe, moved out of his slum apartment and into a budget hotel, and reinvented himself as a gigolo. The life transformed him. He took up reading, became devoted to it, and educated himself. His new contacts provided him with polish and sophistication. He moved to a good hotel, put money in the bank. And then an out-of-the-blue bout of impotence left him unfit for his profession. Next up, true loveóand another transformation. Before you know it heís an advertising copywriter, a rising star on Madison Avenue. A family man. But fateís not done dealing, and the next card he draws is down and dirtyÖ Gigolo Johnny Wells was published by Nightstand Books in 1961, and elicited a surprising response from whoever was serving as editor at the time. (Harlan Ellison, Iíve been told, but maybe not. And, really, who cares?) Whoever it was, he loved the book and asked for more. I must have written one, but efforts to find it have failed.

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