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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This is a wonderful collection of essays from the late 50's-early 60's. The first essay in the book (Frank Sinatra has a cold) is probably the most famous, but the pieces on the building of the ... Read full review


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