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The Godfather Papers and other confessions
The Godfather Papers and other confessions Author:Mario Puzo (inside dustcover) In March, 1969, the world saw the emergence of one of the most dramatic, most read and discussed novels of the century, The Godfather. It became an instantaneous best seller, and its American success was repeated in more than a dozen languages throughout the world. In its paperback reprint it became, to quote Life, the fastest... more » selling book in history, with about 8,500,000 copies sold--and more to follow.
The present work is highly personal, freewheeling, and autobiographical. Here we find many intimate, amusing, and startling disclosures about the author's life, Hollywood, gambling, the Italian way of life, the art of writing, the making of The Godfather film, food, sex and male chauvinism, directors and film stars, etc. Primarily, it discloses the man behind the book--and the myth. Publicity- and interview-shy, Mr. Puzo answers many questions that readers of his Godfather are asking. We see him as the lonely writer, the voracious reader, hardworking writer, a father in the midst of a large family, a world traveler, a devotee of the gambling casinos, in and out of the Hollywood studies, playing tennis, enjoying pasta, trying to lose weight, at work on screenplays and his next novel. These and many other matters are touched upon in this highly readable, entertaining, and very revealing book by one of America's most famous novelists.« less