|Publisher||Little, Brown & Co.|
Little Brown & Co, 1999. FIRST EDITION. Near mint condition, never read, original illustrated dust jacket. Black spine/red boards. B&W photos. In this revealing biography of Andy Kaufman, the comedian's friend and business partner, Bob Zmuda, recreates the 1970s comedy scene of New York City in which these two eccentric men met, formed a solid friendship, and found fame. In addition to sharing personal anecdotes and shocking secrets, Zmuda describes Kaufman's grueling battle with cancer. MAN ON THE MOON, the film which documents Kaufman's life, was released shortly after this book was published in 1999. Bob Zmuda--Kaufman's closest friend, producer, writer, and straight man--breaks his twenty-year silence about Kaufman and unmasks the man he knew better than anyone. He chronicles Kaufman's meteoric rise, the development of his extraordinary personas, the private man behind the driven actor and comedian, and answers the question most often asked: Did Andy Kaufman fake his own death? Kaufman's closest friend breaks his 20-year silence about the star and unmasks the man whom he knew better than anyone, chronicling Kaufman's meteoric rise, the development of his extraordinary personas, and the private man behind the driven comedian. 306 pages.