"I'm a documentarian of what I do. Stories never die. Stories are never over."
Under the townhouse where the legendary writer Gay Talese and his wife, Nan, have lived for over half a century is what Talese calls his “subterranean think tank.” Every day, Talese leaves his home, locks his door, walks down an elegantly curved outdoor staircase through a separate entrance, and enters this lush underground office. -- : The New Yorker
[**Sidenote: The origins of the title phrase "Something Wonderful" are found in Nan Talese's compulsion to pitch all her books as "wonderful" during the years in the late 1980s when I worked with her at Houghton Mifflin.]Posted by gerardvanderleun at October 20, 2012 9:39 AM