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Gay Talese

Originally posted May 2006

A Writer's Life

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Whether it's profiling boxer Floyd Patterson, or trying to track down Frank SInatra, or chronicling an American mob family, or revealing the true nature of modern American mores about sex, journalist and author Gay Talese has always been at the cutting edge of his profession. Now, in his first substantially new book since 1992, called "A Writer's Life," Talese pulls back the curtain just enough to let us see how he works.




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