Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2009). SIGNED first edition - As told by Paul Chowder, a failed poet, who is writing an introduction to a poetry anthology, this is both a funny story about life and a love story about poetry - from Tennyson, Swinburne, and Yeats to the moderns - Roethke, Bogan, Merwin. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 243 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue, especially so signed.