Right, and I should have labeled the three I suggested as biographies, not
autobiographies. I've also read the ones suggested below (though the only
Willeford I've read is the biography WILLEFORD, not either of his
autobiographies). Gruber's piece is especially interesting, though I've
heard comments over the years that his book has been disputed in its
accuracy of some of its players. But taken for what it is, it's an
interesting early look at the industry and a writer's life.
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> Ron wrote:
> "Have you considered autobiographies? There are some great ones out
> there on Cornell Woolrich, Jim Thompson and James Cain (among others)."
> And Frank Gruber's Pulp Jungle. And Howard Browne's autobiography at
> the beginning of his Incredible Ink anthology. Willeford wrote two,
> too, but I still haven't read them.
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