Fame and Obscurity

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Ivy Books, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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"Fascinating . . . Poignant." The Wall Street Journal
In this extraordinary work of insight and interviews, bestselling author Gay Talese shares with us the lives of those we don't know and those we might wish we did: Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Manhattan mobsters, Bowery bums, and many others -- fascinating men and women who define our country's spirit and lead us to an understanding of ourselves as a nation.

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Pretty dang good stuff. The first half of the book is about real people. The second half of the book is about celebrities--people who are non real. The last chapter in the book about the obituary writer is so good. Read full review

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Excelent book. An original view about the big city, talking about the anonymous, the unknown, the ones that live right under the surface. A Masterpiece! Read full review


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About the author (1993)

A former reporter for the New York Times, Gay Talese is a bestselling author who has written eleven books. He lives in New York City.

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