"ALOHA, MR. HAND"
CROWE, Cameron. Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A True Story. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1981). Octavo, original half pale yellow cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of Crowe's elusive first book, an intimate look into the lives of six California high school students, basis for the 1982 cult classic.
Already a seasoned journalist writing for Rolling Stone, 22-year-old Crowe posed for a year as a high school student at Clairemont High School in California (changing the school's name in his book to protect both the innocent and the not-so). Crowe wrote the screenplay for the 1982 film adaptation; its surprising success sparked his career as one of Hollywood's most highly regarded writer/directors.
Book fine; tiny closed tear to bright about-fine dust jacket.