The Locklear Letters is a farcical look at celebrity worship in today’s society through the eyes of Sid Straw, an affable, if not boring, software salesman who tries to rekindle an acquaintanceship with his former college classmate turned Hollywood star Heather Locklear.
His innocent letter requesting an autographed picture begins a bizarre turn of events that eventually costs him his job, foils his romantic intentions toward a co-worker, drains his finances, and generally ruins his life.
Sid, a Don Quixote character with large blind spots regarding the fate of his one-sided correspondence with the movie star and his own behavior, cannot escape the wrath of lawyers, public relations bulldogs, angry bosses, and ex-girlfriends that drags his life down the tubes. Until he fights back.
Michael Kun is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia Law School. His first novel, A Thousand Benjamins (Atlantic Monthly Press), was published in 1990. His short stories have appeared in Other Voices, Fiction, StoryQuarterly, and Cottonwood, among other publications. He lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is working on a new novel, a short story collection, and a children's book.
“A laugh-out-loud novel... Kun's book is an amusing look at how our society looks and reacts to celebrities...”
— Crosswinds (New Mexico)
Publication Date: June 5, 2003
trim size: 5 x 8 Hardcover