Fame and obscurity

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Laurel, Oct 1, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 463 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. "From the Paperback edition."

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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

Review: Fame and Obscurity

User Review  - 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

Contents

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
3
The Loser
39
The Soft Psyche of Joshua Logan
58
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

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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