Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy

The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy. 1964 Dutton, first edition, 255 pages, inscribed by author. Dundy was a novelist, actress, and biographer who gained acclaim with her debut The Dud Avocado in 1958, about young woman trying to make it in Paris, in which the heroine experiences an orgasm which Dundy credits as "an important first step toward the frank treatment of female sexuality in fiction." (NYT obituary). In her later years her memoirs depicted her bad marriage and life with celebrities. The Old Man and Me was her second novel, darker than the Dud Avocado but still witty, and takes place in the literary scene in Swinging London.

Condition: Jacket in VG condition, some wear, fading, and rubbing away but no tears, book in VG condition with slight lean. Inscribed by the author to Arthur Penn, renowned director of Bonnie and Clyde, on June 19, 1969 in Stockbridge, MA.

"And the irony was that I was in there suffering the poor only the highly improbable off-chance of running into the very rich!"


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