Two Hitlers and a Marilyn

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Adam Andrusier spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs. After writing to every famous person he could think of, from Frank Sinatra to Colonel Gaddafi, he soon jostled with the paparazzi at stage doors and came face-to-face with the most famous people on the planet. For young Adam, autographs were a backstage pass to a world beyond his chaotic family home in Pinner, and his Holocaust-obsessed father. They provided a special connection to a world of glamour and significance lying just beyond his reach.But as Adam turned from collector to dealer, learning how to spot a fake from the real deal, he discovered that in life, as in autographs, not everything is as it first appears. When your obsession is a search for the authentic, what happens when you discover fraudulence in your own family? This book is both a hilarious and moving account of discovering that idols are mortals.

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I’d managed to puncture a hole between our universe and the parallel one where all the celebrities lived.”

‘The zaniest book I’ve read in eons. Andrusier is a fresh new voice and more importantly he’s funny as hell.’
GARY SHTEYNGART

Adam Andrusier spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs. After writing to every famous person he could think of, from Frank Sinatra to Colonel Gaddafi, he soon jostled with the paparazzi at stage doors and came face-to-face with the most famous people on the planet.

For young Adam, autographs were a backstage pass to a world beyond his chaotic family home in Pinner, and his Holocaust-obsessed father. They provided a special connection to a world of glamour and significance lying just beyond his reach.

But as Adam turned from collector to dealer, learning how to spot a fake from the real deal, he discovered that in life, as in autographs, not everything is as it first appears. When your obsession is a search for the authentic, what happens when you discover fraudulence in your own family?

Two Hitlers and a Marilyn is a hilarious and moving account of discovering that idols are mortals. It’s a story of growing up, forgiveness and discovering a place in the world.

‘I love this book. It is wise, funny, surprising, touching, and wonderful company.’
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

Additional information

Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

745.1092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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