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The acclaimed biography of the author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a major motion picture from United Artists and Sony Pictures Classics starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.


Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Capote as well as with nearly everyone who knew him, this absorbing biography follows Truman Capote from his eccentric childhood in Alabama to the heights of New York society. In addition to offering a vivid recreation of the period in Capote’s life that produced In Cold Blood, Capote candidly recounts this gifted writer’s descent into a life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his enormous talent. But not before he’d hobnobbed with the likes of Babe Paley and Lee Radziwill, feuded with Gore Vidal and Jacqueline Susann, staged his never-to-be-equaled Black and White Ball, and left an impact that is still resonating thirty years later.

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The acclaimed biography of the author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a major motion picture from United Artists and Sony Pictures Classics starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Capote, as well as nearly everyone who knew him, this absorbing biography follows Truman Capote from his eccentric childhood in Alabama, to the heights of New York society. In addition to offering a vivid recreation of the period in Capote’s life that produced In Cold Blood, Capote candidly recounts this gifted writer’s descent into a life of alcohol and drugs that would ultimately consume his enormous talent. Capote hobnobbed with the likes of Babe Paley and Lee Radziwill, feuded with Gore Vidal and Jacqueline Susann, staged his never-to-be-equaled Black and White Ball, and left an impact that is still resonating thirty years later.

“An exceptionally satisfying biography.” –The New Yorker

“A book of extraordinary substance, a study rich in intelligence and compassion.” –Bruce Bawer, Wall Street Journal

“Fascinating and well-written biography.” –John Lahr, Washington Post Book World

“A masterpiece.” –Florence King, Newsday

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ISBN 0786716614
EAN 9780786716616
Publisher Carol & Graf Publishers
Publish Date Jan 1, 2005
Copyright Date Jan 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
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