Mike Ortego gets Talese. Ortego artfully performs Talese's polished sentences and captures the flavor of his urbane worldview with a writerly tone. For this is an audiobook of enhanced remembrances. Talese returns to the sights and sounds of his most famous and influential piece of creative nonfiction, the New Journalism classic "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," and entertains the listener with its backstory and context. There is a fine new piece on the bizarre death of Dr. Nicholas Bartha, who blew up his Upper East Side townhouse in Manhattan. And an insightful profile of the famous NEW YORK TIMES obituary writer Aldon Whitman. Indeed, there is much about the TIMES in the 1960s, the paper where the now 91-year-old Talese got his start. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780358578376 $27.99
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