New York: Public Affairs, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 451 pages. A biography of this institution of Chicago journalist. A clean near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Ciccone on the front free endpaper: "To Lois, and Wayne whose contribution to this book was invaluable and immeasurable and I will always be Grateful F. Richard Ciccone." A terrific association copy as the recipient was Loise Wille who was a two time Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago journalist who was a life long friend and colleague of Royko. Ciccone mentions and thanks Wille in the printed acknowledgments in the front of the book as well.