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