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Wilson, Brian with Todd Gold
Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story.
HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1991. First edition of Brian Wilson's candid autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Brian Wilson on the half-title page, "To Glen Brian Wilson", signed by Todd Gold on the title page and inscribed by Dr. Eugene Landy on the dedication page, "To Glenn Eugene E. Landy." The recipient, Glenn Goldman founded Book Soup in 1975, an independently owned bookstore on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood specializing in art, music, film, photography, design and fiction. American psychotherapist Dr. Eugene E. Landy was best known for his unconventional psychological treatments, especially for his treatment of Wilson in the 1970s and 80s in which he essentially took control of his life, monitoring him 24 hours a day with a team of assistants to keep him sober. The treatment was later deemed unethical by Californian courts and was later dramatized in the 2014 biographical film Love & Mercy, in which Landy is portrayed by Paul Giamatti. Wilson dedicated the present volume to Landy. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli. Jacket photograph by Mark Hanauer. A unique example. Wilson's first memoir, Wouldn't It Be Nice not only documents the Beach Boys' rise to fame, but their founder's twenty year struggle with drug addiction, alcoholism, obesity, and mental illness. Filled with shocking revelations, the book reveals the inspiring story of one of the greatest musical geniuses of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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