Simon & Schuster, 2004. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #0106169
INSCRIBED FIRST PRINTING of Hunter S. Thompson's Hey Rube This is a true first printing, first edition of Hunter S. Thompson's wildly popular sports collection of his stories on espn.com. It has a complete row of numbers from 10 to 1 on the copyright page. This is an important association copy. It is signed by Hunter Thompson in full on a blank page to Glenn Goldman, renowned owner of the infamous Book Soup bookstore in West Hollywood, California, where Thompson held many raucous signing appearances with his Hollywood friends Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. Importantly, as an indication of his personal relationship with Goldman, Thomspon has signed his full name, instead of only his initials, as was his usual signature. Glenn Goldman was a path-breaking bookseller, creating a hip book-filled environment on the Sunset Strip where celebrities were often seen browsing in the aisles. For several years the front of the store was featured in the intro to the Tonight Show. This book comes with a custom-made collector's slipcase. We will supply a certificate of authenticity for this item.