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It Happened in Boston? 

“Former Bostonian earns $100,000 on first novel” Boston Globe
© Apr 20, 1969
Paul Kneeland

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“Already a best seller and a Literary Guild recommendation for March, ‘It Happened in Boston?’ is a first novel—without a single naughty four-letter word—that has been purchased for $100,000 by a paperback reprint house, will be translated into Italian for Fall publication in Rome, and is being bid upon by several film producers. […] ‘When I was a kid in Morris High School—I graduated in 1942—I used to sell “Who’s Who in Baseball” for 25 cents a copy at Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds. I also had a job with a messenger service out of Rockefeller Center; I delivered manuscripts almost every afternoon to Random House.’

             While he had no idea, of course, that very publishing firm would be accepting his first novel three decades later…”