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Gay Talese’s First Mac: The Godfather of Literary Journalism on His Secret Love of Typography
Gay Talese’s First Mac: The Godfather of Literary Journalism on His Secret Love of Typography

The writing craft between an Olivetti typewriter, 512 kB of memory, and a pad of yellow legal paper.

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Gay Talese’s Portrait of the Tallest Man in New York
Gay Talese’s Portrait of the Tallest Man in New York

“His knuckles are like golf balls and, when he shakes your hand, he envelops your wrist in lukewarm flesh.”

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Gay Talese’s Daily Routine, Plus a Money-Saving Tip from the Godfather of Literary Journalism
Gay Talese’s Daily Routine, Plus a Money-Saving Tip from the Godfather of Literary Journalism

“At 8:00 p.m. I am contemplating the numbing predinner delight of a dry gin martini.”

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Gay Talese’s Field Guide to the Social Order of New York’s Cats, Illustrated
Gay Talese’s Field Guide to the Social Order of New York’s Cats, Illustrated

A rare and wonderful 1961 taxonomy of Gotham’s feline fraternity from the godfather of literary journalism.

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