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 talent—but 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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An interesting family reference in this book - Goodreads
Sad, a very sad ending. - Goodreads
What a great writer! - Goodreads
The research is remarkable. - Goodreads
I love Truman Capote's writing style. - Goodreads
Fascinating life, beautiful writing by Gerald Clarke. - Goodreads

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I had often wondered how an author of such modest literary output had achieved such acclaim. So I read Clarke's book. I'm still not sure. He definitely was an effective self-promoter (maybe got that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cristine - Goodreads

it was long so I got a little tired in the middle but still really good. very in depth and flowed as a story. 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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