Capote: A Biography

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Carroll & Graf, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 635 pages
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Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the man who authored In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's, as well as with nearly everyone who knew him, this absorbing, definitive biography follows Truman Capote from his eccentric childhood in Alabama to the heights of New York society. Featuring many photographs, this book also candidly recounts a gifted and celebrated writer's descent into the life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his bulldog spirit and staggering talentóbut not before he'd hobnob with the likes of Grace Paley and Lee Radziwill, feud outrageously with Gore Vidal and Jacqueline Susann, and stage at New York's Plaza Hotel the sensational Black and White Ball.

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I love Truman Capote's writing style. - Goodreads
Sad, a very sad ending. - Goodreads
The research is remarkable. - Goodreads
Fascinating life, beautiful writing by Gerald Clarke. - Goodreads
He's really a very good writer. - Goodreads
Have pictures of his grave even! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Author becomes noticeably enamored with Capote about halfway through, which colors the ending of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Terrence Crimmins - Goodreads

After watching the excellent movie I had to read the book, and found it very insightful into the career of this most unusual author. Read full review

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Gerald Clarke is also the author of a biography of Judy Garland, which, like Capote, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives on Long Isalnd.

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