The Real Frank Zappa Book
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Poseidon Press, New York
1989
ISBN 0-671-70572-5
352 pp, paperback, 23 x 15,5 cm
English


There are following editions of this book:

Additional version is US softcover (ISBN 0-671-70572-5) First Touchstone Edition 1999.

See also uncorrected proof copy by Picador.

Real Books at zappa.com
ARF: Bibliography
Peter Occhiogrosso Internet Interview by Vladimir Sovetov
Zappa Wiki Jawaka
Zappa-analysis
Review by Gil T.Wilson
Review by Ron Bieber
American Music Resource

 
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The Real Frank Zappa Book
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Picador
1989 Uncorrected proof copy
ISBN 0-330-31073-9
312 pp, paperback, 20,5 x 13,5 cm
English


This card covers uncorrected proof copy has the same ISBN number as hardcover book by Picador later. Main text and formatting (bold, underlined, italics etc.) are all present. The illustrations are missing. Page numbers are added by hand, there are no page numbers in table of contents.

 
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The Real Frank Zappa Book
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Poseidon Press, New York
1989
ISBN 0-671-63870-X
352 pp, hardcover, 24 x 16 cm
English


This is the first edition of the book in USA as hardcover.

 
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The Real Frank Zappa Book
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Picador
1990
ISBN 0-330-31625-7
352 pp, paperback, 20 x 12,5 cm
English


This is the second edition of the book in UK as paperback.

 
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Frank Zappa
L'autobiografia
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Arcana Editrice
1990 May - 1st edition
ISBN 88-85859-55-0
283 pp, paperback, 21 x 14 cm
Italian


Translation from English by Davide Sapienza. Translation into "Zappese" by Riccardo Bertoncelli.

The book is issued by Arcana edition 3 times: 1st edition 1990, 2nd edition 1995, 3rd edition 2003.

ARF: Bibliography

 
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Source: Francesco Codeluppi

 
Frank Zappa
L'autobiografia
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Arcana Editrice
1995 - 2nd edition
ISBN 88-7966-063-2
284 pp, paperback, 23,5 x 16,5 cm
Italian


 

 
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Frank Zappa
L'autobiografia
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Arcana Editrice
2003 - 3rd edition
ISBN 88-7966-279-1
336 pp, paperback, 21 x 15 cm
Italian


Nice picture of Frank Zappa and Claudia Cardinale on the front cover. 

 
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Frank Zappa
I am the American Dream
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Goldmann Verlag, München
1991
ISBN 3-442-32536-6
414 pp, paperback, 22,5 x 15 cm
German


German translation by Thomas Ziegler.

ARF: Bibliography

 
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Het Echte Frank Zappa Boek
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Anthos, Baarn Netherlands
1991
ISBN 90-414-0230-6
318 pp, paperback, 20 x 12,5 cm
Dutch


Dutch translation by Joost van der Meer & William Oostendorp..

This is the 1st edition of this book in Dutch. This translation has had several editions, with different covers. (united-mutations.com)

 
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Het Echte Frank Zappa Boek
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Anthos Netherlands
1991
ISBN 90-6074-662-7
318 pp, paperback, 21,5 x 12,5 cm
Dutch


This is Dutch 1st edition, 2nd printing with different cover.

 
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Het Echte Frank Zappa Boek
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Diogenes Netherlands
1994
ISBN 90-607-4947-2
318 pp, paperback, 20 x 12,5 cm
Dutch


This is Dutch 2nd edition, now with more traditional cover.

 
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Source: slime.oofytv.set

 
The Real Frank Zappa Book
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Byakuya Shobo, Tokyo
1991
ISBN 4-89367-210-X
440 pp, hardcover, 22 x 15,5 cm
Japanese

 
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フランク・ザッパ自伝
(Frank Zappa's autobiography)
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Kawade Shobo Shinsha
2004
ISBN 4-309-26719-X
474 pp, paperback, 21,5 x 15 cm
Japanese


New improved Japanese translation by Ken Mogi.

 
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Az Igazi Frank Zappa Könyv
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

JLX Kiad, Budapest – Los Angeles
1991
ISBN 963-7822-06-2
188 pp, paperback, 20,5 x 14 cm
Hungarian


Hungarian translation by JLX Kft. This book was reprinted in 2008.

www.zappa.hu:

The hungarian translation of the Real Frank Zappa Book was published quite fast, in 1990. It's publisher was József Laux, former drummer of the almost-world-famous Hungarian rock group, LGT (Locomotiv GT). Unfortunately the translation was a really fast work, so it has quite a few mistakes, and almost one-third (!!!) of the book is (and lots of pictures are) missing...

ARF: Bibliography
The Outa site

1991

 
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Opravdová kniha Franka Zappy
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Jan Kopp, Prague
1995, January 26
ISBN _
419 pp, paperback, 20 x 12 cm
Czech


Czech translation by Jaroslav Beneš. This special limited edition – only 100 numbered copies – was prepared by "Společnost přátel pana Honkera" (Society of friends of mr. Honker) i.e. Honza Kopp, Roman Šmíd, Tonda Bartoš and Míra Průcha.

Note from Czech Zappa fans:

CZECH EDITION OF FRANK ZAPPA BOOK „THE REAL FRANK ZAPPA BOOK“ WAS CREATED BY FRANK ZAPPA CZECH COMPETENT FANS AND JUST FOR FRANK ZAPPA HARDCORE FANS IN CZECH REPUBLIC ONLY, TOTALLY WITH NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. HIGHEST DEVOTION TO FRANK ZAPPA IS THE ONLY SENCE OF THIS EDITION. AS LITTLE AS 100 PIECES OF THE BOOK WAS MADE. TRANSLATION AND PRINT OF THIS TITLE HAS BEEN PAID FROM PRIVATE SOURCES.

Knihy - Fan klub Franka Zappy

 
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Source: Václav Pěnkava

 
Frank Zappa. Takiego Mnie Nie Znacie
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Alfa-Wero, Warsaw
1996
ISBN 83-7179-127-5
302 pp, paperback, 23 x 15,5 cm
Polish


Polish translation by Robert Sudół, who also added afterword. Other contrubutors: Jacek Korzeniowski (translation of lyrics), Jacek Tofil (front cover painting), Piotr Kokosinski (musical consuting).

Polska Nieoficjalna Strona Franka Zappy

 
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הספר האמיתי של פראנק זאפה
(ha-Sefer ha-amiti shel Franḳ Zapah)
(The Real Book of Frank Zappa)

Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

PRAG Ltd., Tel Aviv Israel
1996
ISBN -
282 pp, paperback, 24 x 15 cm
Hebrew


Hebrew translation by Zappa fan Ehud Tagari ("Zappa is to my mind the most important composer since J.S.Bach").

The book has a postscript by Ehud Tagari which includes some additional material like "Jewish Princess" in Hebrew.

 
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Zappa par Zappa
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

L'Archipel, Paris
2000
ISBN 2-84187-226-2
394 pp, paperback, 24 x 15 cm
French


French translation by Jean-Marie Millet. A newer edition with forword by Christian Delbrouck was published in 2005 (ISBN 2-84187-715-9).

ARF: Bibliography

 
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Настоящая книжка Френка Заппы
(Nastoyaschaia knizhka Frenka Zappy)
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

EKSMO, Moscow
2003
ISBN 5-699-04209-1
394 pp, hardcover, 20,5 x 13 cm
Russian


Russian translation by V. Kogan.

ARF: Bibliography

 
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Tikroji Franko Zappos Knyga
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Pasviręs Pasaulis, Vilnius
2010
ISBN 978-609-8027-02-0
296 pp, hardcover, 21,5 x 15 cm
Lithuanian


This book in Lithuanian has a print-run of 1000 copies. The book includes full text, but not the original illustrations. Lithuanian translation is by Gediminas Sadauskas. The cover and design is by Rytis Valantinas and Alvydas Ladyga.

Reviews/News

Facebook
Bernardinai
Rašyk

Bookshops

Patogupirkti
Knygų klubas

 
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La verdadera historia de Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
with Peter Occhiogrosso

Malpaso, Barcelona
2014 October
ISBN 978-84-15996-57-6
352 pp, hardcover, 21,5 x 14,5 cm
Spanish


Spanish translation by Manuel de la Fuente Soler & Vicente Forés López.

All buyers of the paper book can also get e-book. You have to write your name on the paper and send the picture of it to ebooks@malpaso.com. See instructions at malpasoed.com/2013/10/juego-de-libros/.

News/reviews

Palabra de Frank Zappa - La Cartelera
El humor ácido de Frank Zappa - La Razon

Bookshops

Malpaso Ediciones
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Source: Javier Marcote, arfnebula