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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gay Talese Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The inner workings of a writer's life, the interplay between experience and writing, are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art. Gay Talese now focuses on his own life, the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism and best sellerdom and acclaim for his revelatory books about The New York Times, the Mafia, the sex industry, and, focusing on his own family, the American immigrant experience.

Here are his amateur beginnings on his college newspaper; his professional climb at The New York Times; his desire to write on a larger canvas, which led him to magazine writing at Esquire and then to books.

In these and other recollections and stories, Talese gives us a fascinating picture of both the serendipity and meticulousness involved in getting a story. He makes clear that every one of us represents a good one, if a writer has the curiosity to know it, the diligence to pursue it, and the desire to get it right.

Candid, humorous, deeply impassioned, a dazzling book about the nature of writing in one man's life, and of writing itself.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Glenn Bruce | 12/2/2013

    " Tried to read, didn't get very far. Dense,self referential, little wth my actual writing problems and issues - unless he's gonna come aroud an explain himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gay | 10/17/2012

    " Disjointed essays strung together but definitely fascinating. Talese is witty and a good story-teller. I also share his name. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by carrie | 7/12/2012

    " i love it when writers explain the story behind the story. that's what talese does here - a glimpse at the mechanisms behind the finished product. helpful to have read some of his work, but not essential. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 5/16/2012

    " I'm a huge Gay Talese fan--he's a great storyteller and amazing writer. His autobiography weaves in the lives of those he wrote about into his own tale. Loved it. "

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