"Now before we pull up our
own little anchor, let's sing a
song. A good old naval song."

"Tell your troubles to Jesus
The Chaplain has gone
over the stern
And is floating away
On the waves"


- J.P. Donleavy from Wrong Information Is Being Given Out At Princeton

Photo © Bill Dunn 2007.
Second book in what has been said by Donleavy to be a series of three stories centered around New York. The first in the series being The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms. Other than having its story centered around New York and sharing the subtitle: "The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to be Rumored About Around New York," Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton has no direct connection with the first book in the series. An excellent work, proving Donleavy is still a master of blending pathos and humor.

Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to be Rumored About Around New York

Cloth | Little, Brown & Co., London, 1998 - ISBN 0316643912 - 231 pages

First UK trade edition. Although the first UK and US editions state that this title was first printed in a limited edition by Thornwillow Press in 1997. The Thornwillow edition was never issued, thus whichever of the trade editions was issued first (only the year is stated on either), is the first edition.

Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to be Rumored About Around New York

Cloth | A Thomas Dunne Book, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1998  ISBN 0312193726 - 323 pages

First US trade edition (illustrated by Elliott Banfield; the UK edition is not). Correspondence with Mr. Banfield revealed that the publisher cropped the illustrations in both the hardcover and paperback editions. The logic of this escapes one as there is plenty of room on the pages for the artwork to have remained as the artist created it. Banfield states that the Thornwillow Press edition will have the art reproduced unaltered.

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Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to be Rumored About Around New York

Wraps | A Thomas Dunne Book - St. Martin's Griffin, New York December, 1999 | ISBN 0312244991

First US trade paperback edition (with Banfield illustrations).

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Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton

Ebook edition | Lilliput Press, Dublin, 2012