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Memos from Purgatory

(1961)
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Hemingway said, "A man should never write what he doesn't know." In the mid-fifties, Harlan Ellison--kicked out of college and hungry to write--went to New York to start his writing career. It was a time of street gangs, rumbles, kids with switchblades and zip guns made from car radio antennas. Ellison was barely out of his teens himself, but he took a phony name, moved into Brooklyn's dangerous Red Hook section and managed to con his way into a "bopping club." What he experienced (and the time he spent in jail as a result) was the basis for the violent story that Alfred Hitchcock filmed as the first of his hour-long TV dramas... This autobiography is a book whose message you won't be able to ignore or forget.

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"Harlan Ellison is the dark prince of American letters, cutting through our corrupted midnight fog with a switchblade prose. He simply must be read." - Pete Hamill


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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memos from Purgatory: An Autobiography
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 1-4976-4312-0 / 978-1-4976-4312-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memos from Purgatory
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 0-7592-5326-9 / 978-0-7592-5326-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
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November 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Memos From Purgatory
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 0-441-52438-9 / 978-0-441-52438-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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April 1975 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memos from Purgatory
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 0-515-03706-0 / 978-0-515-03706-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Memos from Purgatory: An Autobiography
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Open Road Media
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Memos from Purgatory
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Gateway
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