New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's magenta cloth over blue paper-covered boards, spine stamped in gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
Famed Washington Post investigative journalist and chronicler of the modern presidency Bob Woodward's meticulously documented biography of comedian and number one Not Ready for Prime Time Player John Belushi, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 33. "After working with the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago and with the National Lampoon organization, Mr. Belushi reached the big time on 'Saturday Night Live,' which one critic described as 'perhaps the first network series produced by and for the television generation'...One gets the impression from all the evidence that John Belushi's humor was achieved at the cost of an almost total disinhibition. And this decontrolling of the self had an ugly side" (Anatole Broyard, New York Times). With 16 pages of black-and-whote photos, and an index. First printing with complete number row to copyright page. Corners gently bumped with light dampstaining to bottom edge of upper board; unclipped dust jacket with faint toning and edgewear. Very good. Item #2870