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Easton Press, Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner "Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good" Signed First Edition (Sealed)
Easton Press Paul Newman Signed Shameless Exploitation

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As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.

Edition: Easton Press
Binding: Full genuine leather
Illustrator: Signed First Edition
Dimensions: New (Sealed)

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Product Code: 41200


Limited Availability - Only one copy in stock

Personally hand signed by Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner on special dedication page.

Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. Signed Limited First Edition. Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner, "Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good : The Madcap Business Adventure by the Truly Oddest Couple". A rare signed first edition, one of only 1,350 produced. Each one signed and numbered. Number is unknown as the book is still sealed.

Condition: As New, sealed in the original shrink-wrap from the publisher. Photos of the actual book you will receive. Very fine, free of bumped corners.

COA (Certificate of Authenticity) from Easton Press guarantees that the signature is genuine.

Includes the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

Additional Book Information

One of the most unusual philanthropic enterprises of the 20th century almost never happened: Newman's Own was the name intended for a restaurant the movie star wanted to open near his home in Westport, Conn. But the idea never went anywhere, freeing up Newman to start a business in the early 1980s with his friend Hotchner, a bestselling author (Papa Hemingway), selling a salad dressing made from Newman's personal recipe. The rest is history. As this breezy memoir recalls, the two broke every rule for launching a new food business, ignoring the failure rate for celebrity-themed products, demanding all-natural ingredients and bypassing nearly every aspect of market research (although they did hold one taste test at the home of local caterer Martha Stewart).

Despite all this, they managed to pull in nearly $1 million in profits their first year, all earmarked for charity, and have since launched many more products and donated nearly $140 million. This part of the story doesn't really have a lot of meat to it, but it is an entertaining string of anecdotes, song parodies and wacky customer letters. The book's second half becomes more somber as it shifts focus to the Hole in the Wall Gang, the organization they created to build and run camps for children with serious illnesses. The origins of each of the eight camps are recounted in detail, along with letters from some of the campers. A slew of appendixes, including several recipes utilizing Newman's Own products, rounds out the text.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 The book was in immaculate condition January 7, 2009
Reviewer: Melissa Devolve from Colorado  

My husband collects Easton Press books, and is always thrilled to get a new one. However, this one was extra special because he is a huge Paul Newman fan and this edition is signed. It was a hit for Christmas!

The book was in immaculate condition - perfect in every way! It was even wrapped in nice "book" wrapping paper!

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