Conversations with Capote

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Perseus Books Group, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
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Who but Truman Capote would dare to say that about (among many, many others) Jacqueline Onassis, Norman Mailer, Montgomery Clift, André Gide, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Radziwill, Tennessee Williams, J. D. Salinger, Gore Vidal, and Elizabeth Taylor? Equally pointed is Capote's talk about himself-his childhood and early fame, his bouts with drugs and alcohol, his homosexuality, his assessment of his talent and his work, including In Cold Blood. He has definite opinions about good writing, and he isn't shy about saying who he thinks the biggest phonies are among his fellow writers. Conversations with Capote-which Capote intended to be the definitive in-depth interview-makes both the man and his times come alive and has what the San Diego Union called the "quality that will bring readers to it again and again."

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I really enjoyed the interviewers style and presentation. Close to a Q&A but without the annoying QA layout. What I enjoyed most was Lawrence Grobel's thorough research. Capote is given a chance to ... Read full review

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Lawrence Grobel has been a freelance writer for more than thirty years, writing for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, Movieline , and many other periodicals; Playboy called him “the interviewer's interviewer” after his historic conversation with Marlon Brando. Grobel has written several books, including Conversations with Capote, Talking with Michener, and The Hustons . He lives in Los Angeles.

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