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Read online The Voyeur's Motel.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Voyeur's Motel On January in the run up to the publication of his landmark bestseller i Thy Neighbor s Wife i Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado Since learning of your long awaited study of coast to coast sex in America the letter began I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book The man went on to tell Talese an astonishing secret that he had bought a motel to satisfy his voyeuristic desires He had built an attic observation platform fitted with vents through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests .

Unsure what to make of this confession Talese traveled to Colorado where he met the man Gerald Foos verified his story in person and read some of his extensive journals a secret record of America s changing social and sexual mores But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous Talese filed his reporting away assuming the story would remain untold Now after thirty five years he s ready to go public and Talese can finally tell his story i The Voyeur s Motel i is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism and one of the most talked about books of the yea by Gay Talese

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The Voyeur's Motel
Title:The Voyeur's Motel
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ISBN:0802125816
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Non fiction, Journalism, Biography, True crime, The united states of america, Psychology
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Fame and Obscurity, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays, The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters, The Voyeur's Motel, The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World, Honor Thy Father, Unto the Sons, A Writer's Life, Thy Neighbor's Wife
Toward the end of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island with New Jersey was completed Fifty years later it remains an engineering marvel At feet more than two and a half miles it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world br br Gay Talese then early in his career at the i New York Times i closely followed the construction and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering he chronicled the human drama of its completion from the construction workers high on the beams to the backroom dealing that displaced whole neighborhoods to make way for the bridge Now in a new beautifully packaged edition featuring dozens of breathtaking photos and architectural drawings i The Bridge i remains both a riveting narrative of politics and courage and a demonstration of Talese s consummate skills as a reporter and storyteller His memorable narrative will help celebrate the bridge s fiftieth anniversary and captivate a new generation of readers, 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 for his revelatory books about i The New York Times The Kingdom and the Power i the Mafia i Honor Thy Father i the sex industry i Thy Neighbor s Wife i and focusing on his own family the American immigrant experience i Unto the Sons i br i i br How has Talese found his subjects What has stimulated blocked or inspired his writing Here are his amateur beginnings on his college newspaper his professional climb at i The New York Times i his desire to write on a larger canvas which led him to magazine writing at i Esquire i and then to books We see his involvement with issues of race from his student days in the Deep South to a recent interracial wedding in Selma Alabama where he once covered the fierce struggle for civil rights Here are his reflections on the changing American sexual mores he has written about over the last fifty years and a striking look at the lives and their meaning of Lorena and John Bobbitt He takes us behind the scenes of his legendary profile of Frank Sinatra his writings about Joe DiMaggio and heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson and his interview with the head of a Mafia family br br But he is at his most poignant in talking about the ordinary men and women whose stories led to his most memorable work In remarkable fashion he traces the history of a single restaurant location in New York creating an ethnic mosaic of one restaurateur after the other whose dreams were dashed while a successor s were born And as he delves into the life of a young female Chinese soccer player we see his consuming interest in the world in its latest manifestation br br In these and other recollections and stories Talese gives us a fascinating picture of both the serendipity and meticulousness involved in getting a story He makes clear that every one of us represents a good one if a writer has the curiosity to know it the diligence to pursue it and the desire to get it right br br Candid humorous deeply impassioned a dazzling book about the nature of writing in one man s life and of writing itself, Fascinating Poignant The Wall Street Journal br br 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 define our country s spirit and lead us to an understanding of ourselves as a nation br br br i From the Paperback edition i, An Italian ROOTS The Washington Post Book World br At long last 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 the familiarity of the old world into the mysteries and challenges of the new