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First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the film starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDorman, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, and Robert Downey, Jr. Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on his own first novel. Grady's bizarre editor Terry Crabtree and another student, Hannah Green, come together in his wildly comic, moving, and finally profound search for an ending to his book and a purpose to his life.