Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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For the 1977 film, see Looking for Mr. Goodbar (film).
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Looking for Mr. Goodbar(novel) 1st edition cover.jpg
First edition
Author Judith Rossner
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
1975
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 284 (hardback edition)
ISBN 0-671-22025-X (hardback edition) & ISBN 0-671-73575-6 (paperback edition)
OCLC 1195882
813/.5/4
LC Class PZ4.R834 Lo PS3568.O848

Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1975 novel by Judith Rossner.[1] It is based on the events surrounding the 1973 murder of Roseann Quinn, a 28-year-old New York City schoolteacher.[2]

Name[edit]

The fictional name of one of the drinking establishments featured in the book was Mr. Goodbar, due to a candy bar theme and the dual meaning "good bar" = "nice pub". [3]

Reception[edit]

Looking for Mr. Goodbar became a bestseller and spawned a 1977 film adaptation starring Diane Keaton and Richard Gere.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Niemi, History in the media: film and television, ABC-CLIO, 2006, ISBN 1-57607-952-X, p. 404
  2. ^ Eisen Rinzler, Carol (June 8, 1975). "Looking for Mr. Goodbar". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Looking for Mr. Goodbar". Google Books. 
  4. ^ "Looking for Mr. Goodbar". The New York Times.