"Meet Igby Slocumb. He's an angry, rebellious, and sarcastic seventeen-year-old at war with the stifling world of "old money" privilege into which he was born. Igby's life and family seem one way on the surface, but he's figuring out things are completely different underneath. His father, Jason, is away "recuperating from life" after a sad slide into schizophrenia. His mother, Mimi, is fierce, distant, and self-absorbed, with a long-term dependency on "little peppies" to get through the day. And his older brother, Oliver, is a shark-like young republican on the fast-track to materialism at Columbia University." "In his quest to free himself from the oppressive dysfunction of his family and figure out what he wants for himself, Igby falls in with a host of questionable characters, including his godfather's trophy girlfriend, her flamboyant pal Russell, and the terminally bored Sookie Sapperstein." In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script series format, the book includes the complete screenplay and an introduction by Burr Steers, a photo section, production notes, and the full cast and crew credits.
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