Synopses & Reviews
Just how did Cal Cunningham -- a twenty-five-year-old bookstore stockboy who is new to Manhattan and who has never written anything -- publish a bestselling novel that sells to the movies for a million dollars?
A mysterious roommate, a timely bike accident, and the rapacious literary agent Blackie Yaeger all play a role in Cal's success.
Deception, blackmail, and murder all play a role in his desperate bid to hold on to it.
And About the Author is his first-person account of how he performed this remarkable feat.
"John Colapinto's comic literary thriller is a page-turning pleasure." San Francisco Chronicle
Despite a severe case of writer's block, Manhattan bookstore stockboy Cal Cunningham dreams of writing a successful novel. When his roommate is killed in an accident, Cal finds a hidden manuscript in their apartment. Suddenly, Cal is the author of a page-turning autobiography and propels up the bestseller list. He's realizing his most outlandish fantasies--until he discovers someone knows his secret.
About the Author
John Colapinto has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Esquire, Mademoiselle, Us Weekly, and Rolling Stone, where the landmark National Magazine Award-winning article that was the basis for As Nature Made Him first appeared. He is also the author of the novel About the Author. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.