The Voyeur's Motel

The Voyeur's Motel
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 0802189733
ISBN 13: 9780802189738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Voyeur's Motel Book Review:

The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, 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—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times

The Voyeur's Motel

The Voyeur's Motel
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781611855302
ISBN 13: 1611855306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Voyeur's Motel Book Review:

The Voyeur's Motel

The Voyeur's Motel
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN 10: 1611859549
ISBN 13: 9781611859546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Voyeur's Motel Book Review:

From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, 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 a remarkable, shocking secret, so compelling that Talese travelled to Colorado to verify it in person. But because the letter-writer insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, certain the story would remain untold. Over the next thirty-five years, the man occasionally reached out to Talese to fill him in on the latest developments in his life, but he continued to insist on anonymity. Finally, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public. In the tradition of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Talese's landmark, best-selling exploration of the sexual revolution in America, this will be a provocative, eye-opening and much-talked-about book.

Thy Neighbor's Wife

Thy Neighbor's Wife
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN 10: 9780061872280
ISBN 13: 0061872288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thy Neighbor's Wife Book Review:

The provocative classic work newly updated An intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscape When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of suburbia—through the development of the porn industry, the rise of the "swinger" culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of "ordinary" people. It is the book that forever changed the way Americans look at themselves and one another.

High Notes

High Notes
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 1632867478
ISBN 13: 9781632867476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


High Notes Book Review:

A superb new collection from the illustrious career of Gay Talese, "the most important nonfiction writer of his generation" (David Halberstam). Admired by generations of reporters, Gay Talese has for more than six decades enriched American journalism with an unmatched ability to inhabit the worlds of his subjects. From the long-form Esquire articles that germinated into his masterful books--including Honor Thy Father and Thy Neighbor's Wife--to indelible portraits like the canonical "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" and the recent, revealing account of avant-pop star Lady Gaga's studio session with the old-school crooner Tony Bennett, the pieces collected in High Notes are classics of the journalistic style Talese pioneered--"the art of hanging out," as he called it--and a bold testament to his enduring talent for unparalleled cultural observation and impeccable literary craftsmanship.

The Kingdom and the Power

The Kingdom and the Power
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN 10: 0679644733
ISBN 13: 9780679644736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Kingdom and the Power Book Review:

The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers. Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today's headlines.

The Gay Talese Reader

The Gay Talese Reader
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 9780802719157
ISBN 13: 0802719155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Gay Talese Reader Book Review:

As a young reporter for The New York Times, in 1961 Gay Talese published his first book, New York-A Serendipiter's Journey, a series of vignettes and essays that began, "New York is a city of things unnoticed. It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars, two stone armadillos crawling up St. Patrick's Cathedral, and thousands of ants creeping on top of the Empire State Building." Attention to detail and observation of the unnoticed is the hallmark of Gay Talese's writing, and The Gay Talese Reader brings together the best of his essays and classic profiles. This collection opens with "New York Is a City of Things Unnoticed," and includes "Silent Season of a Hero" (about Joe DiMaggio), "Ali in Havana," and "Looking for Hemingway" as well as several other favorite pieces. It also features a previously unpublished article on the infamous case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt, and concludes with the autobiographical pieces that are among Talese's finest writings. These works give insight into the progression of a writer at the pinnacle of his craft. Whether he is detailing the unseen and sometimes quirky world of New York City or profiling Ol' Blue Eyes in "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," Talese captures his subjects-be they famous, infamous, or merely unusual-in his own inimitable, elegant fashion. The essays and profiles collected in The Gay Talese Reader are works of art, each carefully crafted to create a portrait of an unforgettable individual, place or moment.

The Voyeur

The Voyeur
Author: Kimberley Shead
Publsiher: KJShead
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-11-03
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Voyeur Book Review:

One traumatised child. One brutal attack. Plus a growing number of murders. What do they all have in common? For DS Albie Edwards, the threads from each investigation lead back to Josie Jefferies. Josie is a young single mother from a local estate. As the killings escalate, Josie becomes a person of interest to the police and the only link between all of the victims. With each death, Josie begins to question her building feelings of paranoia, while others question her innocence. While the killer avoids detection, Albie’s team focus on assembling the puzzle of Josie’s past in an attempt to crack the case. In the meantime, Albie’s investigations bring him face to face with his own past demons and his lingering guilt.

Unto the Sons

Unto the Sons
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-11-12
ISBN 10: 0307765415
ISBN 13: 9780307765413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Unto the Sons Book Review:

"An Italian ROOTS." The Washington Post Book World 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.

A Writer's Life

A Writer's Life
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0812977289
ISBN 13: 9780812977288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Writer's Life Book Review:

An impassioned and candid memoir by the influential writer shares his personal and professional life as he reflects on the events, personalities, places, and ideas that have shaped his life and work, from the civil rights struggle and changing American sexual mores to memorable people, both famous and not, whom he has profiled. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

When the Astors Owned New York

When the Astors Owned New York
Author: Justin Kaplan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781101218815
ISBN 13: 1101218819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When the Astors Owned New York Book Review:

In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan––Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twain––vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age. Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest hotels ever seen in a marriage of ostentation and efficiency that transformed American social behavior. Kaplan exposes it all in exquisite detail, taking readers from the 1890s to the Roaring Twenties in a combination of biography, history, architectural appreciation, and pure reading pleasure

Honor Thy Father

Honor Thy Father
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Random House New York
Total Pages: 460
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0804110581
ISBN 13: 9780804110587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Honor Thy Father Book Review:

Creates a portrait of everyday life within the Mafia world by focusing on three generations of the Bonanno family

The Sound of Gravel

The Sound of Gravel
Author: Ruth Wariner
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 1250077710
ISBN 13: 9781250077714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Sound of Gravel Book Review:

An instant New York Times bestseller “A haunting, harrowing testament to survival." — People Magazine “An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.” — New York Magazine “Unforgettable” — Entertainment Weekly The thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico. In The Sound of Gravel, she offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her family’s fierce sense of loyalty, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better life. An intimate, gripping tale of triumph and courage, The Sound of Gravel is a heart-stopping true story.

White Fur

White Fur
Author: Jardine Libaire
Publsiher: Hogarth Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0451497929
ISBN 13: 9780451497925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


White Fur Book Review:

Although Elise Perez and Jamey Hyde are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in public housing without a father and didn't graduate from high school. Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater. The couple moves to Manhattan in search of a new life, wandering through Newport mansions and East Village dives, WASP-establishment yacht clubs, and the grimy blocks below Canal Street, fighting the forces determined to keep them apart.

A Book About Love

A Book About Love
Author: Jonah Lehrer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1476761396
ISBN 13: 9781476761398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Book About Love Book Review:

“Jonah Lehrer has a lot to offer the world….The book is interesting on nearly every page….Good writers make writing look easy, but what people like Lehrer do is not easy at all.” —David Brooks, The New York Times Book Review Science writer Jonah Lehrer explores the mysterious subject of love. Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer’s A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives. Love confuses and compels us—and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it ends, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it’s easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of “falling” in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. This book is about that mystery. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.

Motel Hotel

Motel Hotel
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2012-05-05
ISBN 10: 9780985240301
ISBN 13: 098524030X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Motel Hotel Book Review:

A photo essay of model/designer Todd Sanfield by photographer Kevin McDermott.

Strange Gods

Strange Gods
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 1400096391
ISBN 13: 9781400096398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Strange Gods Book Review:

In a groundbreaking historical work that focuses on the long, tense convergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with an uncompromising secular perspective, Susan Jacoby illuminates the social and economic forces that have shaped individual faith and the voluntary conversion impulse that has changed the course of Western history--for better and for worse. Covering the triumph of Christianity over paganism in late antiquity, the Spanish Inquisition, John Calvin's dour theocracy, American plantations where African slaves had to accept their masters' religion--along with individual converts including Augustine of Hippo, John Donne, Edith Stein, Muhammad Ali, George W. Bush and Mike Pence--Strange Gods makes a powerful case that nothing has been more important in struggle for reason than the right to believe in the God of one's choice or to reject belief in God altogether.

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN 10: 0141194162
ISBN 13: 9780141194165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Book Review:

Gay Talese is the father of American New Journalism, who transformed traditional reportage with his vivid scene-setting, sharp observation and rich storytelling. His 1966 piece for Esquire, one of the most celebrated magazine articles ever published, describes a morose Frank Sinatra silently nursing a glass of bourbon, struck down with a cold and unable to sing, like 'Picasso without paint, Ferrari without fuel - only worse'. The other writings in this selection include a description of a meeting between two legends, Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali; a brilliantly witty dissection of the offices of Vogue magazine; an account of travelling to Ireland with hellraiser Peter O'Toole; and a profile of fading baseball star Joe DiMaggio, which turns into a moving, immaculately-crafted meditation on celebrity.

Horse Heaven

Horse Heaven
Author: Jane Smiley
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN 10: 057126848X
ISBN 13: 9780571268481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Horse Heaven Book Review:

In Horse Heaven the universe of horse racing is woven into a marvellous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed and reckless courage. Spanning two years on the circuit, from Kentucky and California to New York and Paris, Jane Smiley's wonderful novel puts us among trainers and track brats, horse-obsessed girls, nervy jockeys, billionaire breeders and restless track wives.

Motel Fetish

Motel Fetish
Author: Chas Ray Krider,Eric Kroll
Publsiher: Taschen America Llc
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9783836536011
ISBN 13: 3836536013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Motel Fetish Book Review:

Chas Ray Krider was the world's greatest erotic photographer not to have a book. Now TASCHEN presents over 160 Krider images to pore over, many from Hustler's distinctive OLeg WorldO section.