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.

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.

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.

American Voyeur

American Voyeur
Author: Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781416594475
ISBN 13: 1416594477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


American Voyeur Book Review:

BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS, one of the most perceptive and interesting journalists writing today, takes us into some unusual precincts of American society in American Voyeur. Denizet-Lewis made news with his New York Times Magazine cover story "Double Lives on the Down Low," included here, which ignited a firestorm by revealing a subculture of African-American men who have sex with other men but who don’t consider themselves gay. In American Voyeur, he also takes us inside a summer camp for pro-life teenagers, a New Hampshire town where two young brothers committed suicide, a social group for lipstick lesbians, a middle school where a girl secretly lives as a boy, a college where fraternity boys face the daunting prospect of sobriety, a state where legally married young gay men are turning out to be more like their parents than anyone might have suspected, a high school where dating has been replaced by "hooking up," and other intersections of youth culture and sexuality. Peer behind the curtain of modern American life with this remarkable collection.

The V-Spot

The V-Spot
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-10-08
ISBN 10: 1460339592
ISBN 13: 9781460339596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The V-Spot Book Review:

How hot is your night going to get? Take the quiz and find out! 1. You're a curvy, cute and practical nurse, ready to unleash your inner naughty nymphette for your 25th birthday. You start with… a. Chocolate cake. b. Champagne. Lots of it. c. A blind date set up by your daring best friend. 2. Your guy turns out to be popular (and insanely hot) wrestler Brody "The Bull" Bullock. You… a. Run for the door. b. Admire his hotness, then run for the door. c. Imagine him naked. 3. You're meeting Brody at V-Spot, a "Voyeur Motel." What are you wearing? a. A cute sundress with wedge sandals b. You're not going anywhere without Spanx c. Doesn't matter. Brody is sexy enough that it's all coming off! If you selected all of the above, you're in for the night of your life….

Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

Sexual Behavior in the Human Female
Author: Alfred Kinsey,Wardell B. Pomeroy,Clyde E. Martin
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 1998-05-22
ISBN 10: 0253019249
ISBN 13: 9780253019240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sexual Behavior in the Human Female Book Review:

Originally published in 1953, the material presented in Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was derived from personal interviews with nearly 6,000 women; from studies in sexual anatomy, physiology, psychology, and endocrinology. The study revealed the incidence and frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity and how such factors as age, decade of birth, and religious adherence are reflected in patterns of sexual behavior. The authors make comparisons of female and male sexual activities and investigate the factors which account for the similarities and differences between female and male patterns of behavior and provide some measure of the social significance of the various types of sexual behavior.

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.

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:

"When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn't graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore."--

People Wasn't Made to Burn

People Wasn't Made to Burn
Author: Joe Allen
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1608461262
ISBN 13: 9781608461264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


People Wasn't Made to Burn Book Review:

In 1947, James Hickman shot and killed the landlord he believed was responsible for a tragic fire which took the lives of four of his children on Chicago's west side. Prosecutors sought a death sentence for Hickman, but a vibrant defence campaign - which included the famous actress Tallulah Bankhead and acclaimed artist Ben Shahn - exposed how poverty and racism led to his crime and ultimately helped Hickman win his freedom. In the best tradition of true crime drama and narrative non-fiction, Joe Allen unearths the compelling story of that campaign.

Whiteout Conditions

Whiteout Conditions
Author: Tariq Shah
Publsiher: Two Dollar Radio
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1937512924
ISBN 13: 9781937512927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Whiteout Conditions Book Review:

"The condition of Whiteout Conditions is the North American sublime, a grim, gnomic, hilarious dialect Tariq Shah inherits from Denis Johnson, Don DeLillo, the Coen Brothers, The Jesus Lizard, and Colson Whitehead. —Jess Row, author of Your Face in Mine and White Flights Ant is back in Chicago for a funeral, and he typically enjoys funerals. Since most of his family has passed away, he finds himself attracted to their endearing qualities: the hyperbolic language, the stoner altar boy, seeing friends in suits for the first time. That is, until the tragic death of Ray — Ant’s childhood friend, Vince's teenage cousin. Ray was the younger third-wheel that Ant and Vince were stuck babysitting while in high school, and his sudden death makes national news. In the depths of a brutal Midwest winter, Ant rides with Vince through the falling snow to Ray’s funeral, an event that has been accruing a sense of consequence. With a poet’s sensibility, Shah navigates the murky responsibilities of adulthood, grief, toxic masculinity, and the tragedy of revenge in this haunting Midwestern noir.

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
Author: Gay Talese,Phil Stern
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9783836547543
ISBN 13: 3836547546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Book Review:

"Sinatra with a cold is Picasso without paint, Ferrari without fuel -- only worse. For the common cold robs Sinatra of that uninsurable jewel, his voice, cutting into the core of his confidence." --Gay Talese In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese set out for Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to write a major profile on Frank Sinatra. When he arrived, he found the singer and his vigilant entourage on the defensive: Sinatra was under the weather, not available, and not willing to be interviewed. Undeterred, Talese stayed on in L.A., believing Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and used the meantime to observe the star from a careful distance and to interview his friends, associates, family members, and hangers-on. Sinatra never did grant the one-on-one he had hoped for, but Talese's tenacity paid off: his profile Frank Sinatra Has a Cold went down in history as a tour de force of literary nonfiction and the advent of the "New Journalism." Its incisive portrait of Sinatra in the recording studio, on location, out on the town, and with the eponymous cold, revealed as much about a singular star persona as it did about the Hollywood machine. In this Collector's Edition, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold is published in traditional letterpress, with an introduction by Gay Talese and facsimile reproductions of manuscript pages, correspondence, and original storyboard, revealing the making of this New Journalism marvel. To complete the Sinatra picture, the text and archival material is interwoven with photographs of Sinatra from the legendary lens of Phil Stern, the only photographer granted access to Sinatra over four decades, as well as from top photojournalists of the '60s including John Bryson, John Dominis, and Terry O'Neill. Reproduced in rich duotone, the photographs compliment Talese's character study by documenting the many complex facets of Sinatra: the voice, the showman, the doting father, the Hollywood magnet, and the man with, in his own words, an "over-acute capacity for sadness as well as elation."

Three Women

Three Women
Author: Lisa Taddeo
Publsiher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 1451642296
ISBN 13: 9781451642292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Three Women Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BBC * Esquire * Good Housekeeping * Elle * Real Simple “THIS IS THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. This is it. This is the one...It blew the top of my head off and I haven’t been able to stop thinking or talking about it since.” —Elizabeth Gilbert “Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book...Breathtaking...Staggeringly intimate.” —Entertainment Weekly “A breathtaking and important book…What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer’s sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart.” —Cheryl Strayed A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (The Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide. In suburban Indiana we meet Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks and, after reconnecting with an old flame through social media, embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome, married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their quiet community upside down. Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. Based on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy. “A work of deep observation, long conversations, and a kind of journalistic alchemy” (Kate Tuttle, NPR), Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

Hiding Out

Hiding Out
Author: Tina Alexis Allen
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 0062565702
ISBN 13: 9780062565709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hiding Out Book Review:

“[Hiding Out] brims with drunkenness, sexuality and urgency...a “can’t-put-down” read." — Washington Post Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen’s audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father—a man whose strict religious devotion and dedication to his large family hid his true nature and a life defined by deep secrets and dangerous lies. The youngest of thirteen children in a devout Catholic family, Tina Alexis Allen grew up in 1980s suburban Maryland in a house ruled by her stern father, Sir John, an imposing, British-born authoritarian who had been knighted by the Pope. Sir John supported his large family running a successful travel agency that specialized in religious tours to the Holy Land and the Vatican for pious Catholics. But his daughter, Tina, was no sweet and innocent Catholic girl. A smart-mouthed high school basketball prodigy, she harbored a painful secret: she liked girls. When Tina was eighteen her father discovered the truth about her sexuality. Instead of dragging her to the family priest and lecturing her with tearful sermons about sin and damnation, her father shocked her with his honest response. He, too, was gay. The secret they shared about their sexuality brought father and daughter closer, and the two became trusted confidants and partners in a relationship that eventually spiraled out of control. Tina and Sir John spent nights dancing in gay clubs together, experimenting with drugs, and casual sex—all while keeping the rest of their family in the dark. Outside of their wild clandestine escapades, Sir John made Tina his heir apparent at the travel agency. Drawn deeper into the business, Tina soon became suspicious of her father’s frequent business trips, his multiple passports and cache of documents, and the briefcases full of cash that mysteriously appeared and quickly vanished. Digging deeper, she uncovered a disturbing facet beyond the stunning double-life of the father she thought she knew. A riveting and cinematic true tale stranger and twistier than fiction, Hiding Out is an astonishing story of self-discovery, family, secrets, and the power of the truth to set us free.

What You See in the Dark

What You See in the Dark
Author: Manuel Munoz
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 1616201452
ISBN 13: 9781616201456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


What You See in the Dark Book Review:

The long-awaited first novel by the award-winning author of two impressive story collections explores the sinister side of desire in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, when a famous director arrives to scout locations for a film about madness and murder at a roadside motel. Unfolding in much the same way that Hitchcock made Psycho—frame by frame, in pans, zooms, and close-ups—Mun~oz’s re-creation of a vanished era takes the reader into places no camera can go, venturing into the characters’ private thoughts, petty jealousies, and unrealized dreams. The result is a work of stunning originality.

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.

Heads in Beds

Heads in Beds
Author: Jacob Tomsky
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 030794834X
ISBN 13: 9780307948342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Heads in Beds Book Review:

A veteran of the hospitality business uses humor and irreverence to describe working in the industry, coming clean on the housekeeping department, the unwritten code of bellhops and what really goes on in a valet parking garage. 40,000 first printing.

Psycho II

Psycho II
Author: Robert Bloch
Publsiher: iBooks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780743474726
ISBN 13: 0743474724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Psycho II Book Review:

Recently released from a mental institution, Norman Bates celebrates his freedom by murdering a nun and then heads for Hollywood where he plans bloody revenge on those who are acting out his story. Reprint.