30 minutes | Nov 23rd 2018

Episode 10 | The Literature of Celebrity | Frank Sinatra has a Cold and Other Essays by Gay Talese

When we think about literature, the last thing that comes to mind is the celebrity interview. Yet in the hands of the journalist Gay Talese, the lives of the famous are laid bear with all the insight, rhetorical verve, beauty, and tragedy of the best of short stories. Join our wayward host as he examines the writing of Gay Talese, contemplates the minute examination of the famous, and basks in the glory of the greatest essay ever written about losing. Frank Sinatra has a Cold on This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/574/sinatras-100th-birthday
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