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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User Review  - Harris Reiss - Goodreads

I read this book as a kid and couldn't stop reading it. Growing up in Bklyn, I was able to put myself in all the places mentioned. The NYC stories put me in places with my dad. I met Talese a few ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Lane - Goodreads

Fame and Obscurity is made up a three parts; the first 2 are comprised of Talese's first two books, New York: A Serendipiter's Journey and The Bridge, and the 3rd part is a collection of articles he ... Read full review


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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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