Book Description: Cal Cunningham has always fantasized about being a novelist. But at twenty-five, he is far from realizing his dream. Newly arrived in Manhattan, he toils as a bookstore stock boy, lives in a dire neighborhood, and never seems to write anything. How curious, then, that Cal should shortly publish a rollicking, autobiographical novel that shoots to the top of the bestseller lists, and sells to the movies for a million dollars. About the Author is Cal's first-person account of how he achieved this remarkable feat.