A slick, oversized paperback, written on commission so that the author could accumulate cash to move from Dallas to New York, Brad Pitt is, as Bart Simpson would put it, a study in contrasts.
The prose is by a young writer desperately trying to bring academic gravitas to a quickie biography of a star whose career had only begun to take off, and at that point was known mainly as a sex symbol (unfairly, as films like Seven and Kalifornia proved that he had a character actor's instincts). The layout is teen catnip: page after page of photos of Pitt and his costars grinning and posing while wearing fabulous clothes. As the author himself put it, the result suggests A Biographical Dictionary of Cinema entry smuggled into an issue of Tiger Beat.
This is a 24-year old, limited-run collector's item, and only a few copies are in existence, thus the seemingly absurd price tag. Each copy includes a handwritten note from the author summarizing the circumstances in which the book was written and thanking you for giving it a good home.
8.5 x 0.2 x 10 inches