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Gay Talese
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  • About this Author
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Gay Talese was a reporter for The New York Times from 1956 to 1965. Since then he has written for the Times, Esquire, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and other national publications. He is the author of eleven books. He lives with his wife, Nan, in New York City.

Gay Talese is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com)

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Fame and Obscurity

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $19.00

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 defined America's spirit in the... Read more >

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Honor Thy Father

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: April 26, 1992
Price: $7.99

"Brilliant . . . Indispensable."
Los Angeles Times

Here is the story of the rise and fall of the notorious Bonanno crime family of New York as only best-selling author Gay Talese could tell it. Read more >

The Kingdom and the Power
Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World
Written by Gay Talese


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 14, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Kingdom and the Power
Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World
Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $18.00

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Also available as an eBook.

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Thy Neighbor's Wife

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $23.00

"Engrossing and provocative."
Library Journal

Bestselling author Gay Talese's exploration into the hidden and changing sex lives of Americans from all walks of life shocked the world when it was first published in 1981. Now considered a classic, this fascinating personal oddysey and revealing public reflection on American sexuality changed the way Americans... Read more >

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Unto the Sons

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 594 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $17.00

Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant families and the hope and sacrifice that took them from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Unto the Sons

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $29.00

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Unto the Sons

Written by Gay Talese


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 12, 2014
Price: $11.99

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A Writer's Life

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $17.00

The inner workings of a writer’s life, the interplay between experience and writing, are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art. Gay Talese now focuses on his own life—the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism and best-sellerdom and acclaim... Read more >

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A Writer's Life

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $26.00

The inner workings of a writer’s life, the interplay between experience and writing, are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art. Gay Talese now focuses on his own life—the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism and best-sellerdom and acclaim... Read more >

A Writer's Life

Written by Gay Talese


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $13.99

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