Being There by Jerzy Kosiński [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  HARCOURT, BRACE, JOVANOVICH
Dust Jacket in acceptable condition, with tanning, one tear to lefthand corner and a small spot of damage (above the N in "Being.") Book is solid. Clean cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
The story of Chauncey Gardiner - Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon, a presidential policy adviser, and a media icon. Truly "a man without qualities," Chance's straightforward responses to popular concerns are heralded as visionary. But though everyone is quoting him, no one is sure what he's really saying. And filling in the blanks in his background proves impossible. Being There is a brilliantly satiric look at the unreality of American media culture that is, if anything, more trenchant now than ever.