The book? Life Before and After Monty Python: the Solo Flights of the Flying Circus, by Kim "Howard" Johnson, and published 1993, when I ws already several years into my Monty Python appreciation.
I got it from a Waldenbooks. I wonder if I was back on the East Coast at the time -- I would've just ended my freshman year of college. (In fact, that was only a few months after my bout of chicken pox that walloped me that spring...and not too long after this thing I told you about happened.) I'm having trouble remembering if Waldenbooks was on the West Coast at the time, or if it didn't get over there until Border's (which KMart of all places bought and merged with Waldenbooks) got bigger.
This might not even be the longest I've ever kept a receipt. Pack rat, remember. (Yes, I think I'm again entering a Please oh please have less stuff phase.)