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Here is the very thorny annotation of "Frank Sinatra Has A Cold" with Gay Talese. "The reason I don’t use a tape recorder is I don’t want the tape recorder to contradict what I think is potentially a better quote" is particularly notable, though it sounds less outrageous in context. Anyway, fascinating.
It's a nicer kind of day when a man finally gets to write about one of his decades-long obsessions. In this case: Gay Talese and 206 E. 63rd Street (New Yorker, subscription only), the site of at least a dozen failed restaurants, and, for now, at least, the story of the address has an ending. The doomed building is being (inexplicably) purchased by a 77-year-old Buddhist monk, to be used as a monastery. (Presumably the former panhandler turned purveyor of meditation temples has met with fluidity along the way, as the purchase price of the building was $5.6 million.)
The best part of this ABC News story about "Craigslist killer" Phil Markoff:Ã‚Â Gay Talese is referred to asÃ‚Â "an author who writes on the sex trade."