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George, Being George : George Plimpton's Life As Told, Admired, Deplored, and Envied by 200 Friends, Relatives, Lovers, Acquaintances, Rivals-and a Few Unappreciative Observ (Paperback)

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Contributors include Harold Bloom, Jules Feiffer, John Guare, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiessen, Maggie Paley, Richard Price, James Salter, Robert Silvers, William Styron, Gay Talese, Calvin Trillin, Gore Vidal, and 200 other Plimpton intimates

Norman Mailer said that George Plimpton was the best-loved man in New York. This book is the party that was George?s life?and it?s a big one?attended by scores of famous people, as well as lesser-known intimates and acquaintances. They talk about his life: its privileged beginnings, its wild and triumphant middle, its brave, sad end. They say that George was a man of many parts: the ?last gentleman,? founder and first editor of The Paris Review, the graceful writer who brought theNew Journalism to sports, and Everyman?s proxy boxer, trapeze artist, stand-up comic, Western movie villain, and Playboycenterfold photographer.

George?s last years were awesome, truly so. His greatest gift was to be a blessing to others?not all, truth be told?and that gift ended only with his death. But his parties, if this is one, need never end at all.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780812974188
SKU 211295477
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812974182
Release Date 10/27/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0422
Publisher Random House Trade
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