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Get your signed Collector's Edition of the SIDEWAYS Hardcover.

Rex is abroad, but will be back in December to inscribe books.

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Get your Collector's Edition of SIDEWAYS Signed 

Nearly 20 years ago a film comedy titled Sideways was released.  It was directed by Alexander Payne and starred Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church as best friends on a bachelor bacchanal through wine country.  The movie was faithfully based on my novel Sideways.  A confessional novel, it mixed fiction and fact in what critics called a hilarious, deeply human comedy.  Not many fans of the movie, which still resonates today, realize it was based on a book.  And for good reason:  my novel was released in a trade paperback and given no promotion.  Now, from my new publisher Blackstone, it's been re-issued in a gorgeous hardcover, one I'm excited to autograph and inscribe.  The film is a gem, but it was not the Immaculate Conception.  It came into the world wholesale from my novel, and now, after nearly two decades of near anonymity, my Sideways novel has been restored to its rightful place in the collaborative pantheon that all great films rest on.

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For the first time in hardcover - the book that inspired your favorite movie, SIDEWAYS. Perfect gift for any SIDEWAYS fan, including yourself. Order today! Rex will write anything from "Don't go to the Dark side," and "Hit me again," to "No Fucking Merlot."

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The Perfect Gift for Any SIDEWAYS FAN

In Hardcover for the First Time

The novel that became the multiple award-winning Alexander Payne film of the same title, Rex Pickett's SIDEWAYS will soon be available in hardcover for the first time. Issued by Blackstone Publishing, you can now order a signed and personally inscribed copy of the novel from Rex. Relive the now iconic wine country adventure of Miles (Paul Giamatti in the movie) and Jack, seeing your name and "No Fucking Merlot," "Hit me with more Pinot," or any inscription you'd like. Add your favorite inscription.

- Also by Rex Pickett-


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Praise for SIDEWAYS

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Rex and Alexander at the Santa Barbara SIDEWAYS premiere.

“I’ll never forget reading the manuscript for SIDEWAYS in a single sitting aboard an airplane.  A confessional novel, it astonished me with its honesty, humor and pathos in a setting as seductive as it gets.  Upon landing, I sprinted to a payphone to tell the right parties about the astonishing novel I’d just read – the novel that was to change my life.

— Alexander Payne, Oscar-winning Director/Co-writer of SIDEWAYS

Alexa Young, CA

Meet the Author


Winery Events

Bring SIDEWAYS to your winery, vineyards or wine shop for a Pinot Noir and wine tasting celebration! 

Rex will talk all things SIDEWAYS and share why he finds your wines so unique. Holding nothing back! 

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Private Events

Looking to add a special guest for a party or event? Is there a SIDEWAYS lover who would love an afternoon with the man who engineered the SIDEWAYS universe? Rex would be delighted to make your event one to remember. He is also available for festivals and other themed events. 


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