"I feel like we've died and gone to heaven - only we had to climb up": First Edition of Barefoot In the Park; Signed by Neil Simon
Barefoot in the Park.
Item Number: 2894
New York: Random House, 1964.
First edition of the playwright’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Neil Simon on the title page.
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running "barefoot in the park" would be a start... "A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy." (The New York Times)