New York: Stein and Day, 1974. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's half cream-colored cloth over rose paper-covered boards, spine gilt, upper board blindstamped, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"I knew I was different from other children because there were no kisses or promises in my life....I never dreamed of anyone loving me as I saw other children loved. That was too big a stretch for my imaginaton. I compromised by dreaming of my attracting someone's attention (besides God's), of having people look at me and say my name": MM's posthumously published autobiography, ghost-written by screenwriter and playwright Ben Hecht (though he remained uncredited until publication of a 2000 reprint). Light foxing to cloth and edges of text block, faint toning to edges of boards, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to spine-ends. Very good. Item #41