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Gay Talese

Gay TaleseBorn: 7-Feb-1932
Birthplace: Ocean City, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Honor Thy Father

Military service: US Army (1954-5)

Father: Joseph Francis Talese (tailor, b. Italy, immigrated 1922)
Mother: Catherine DePaolo
Wife: Nan Ahern (m. 10-Jun-1959, senior VP at Doubleday)
Daughter: Catherine (photography editor at GQ)
Daughter: Pamela (painter)

    University: University of Alabama (1953)

    Esquire (1965-66)
    The New York Times Reporter (1953-65)
    Polk Award 2008 (career achievement)
    Funeral: Nora Ephron (2012)
    Italian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Nudism

    Page One: Inside the New York Times (Jan-2011) · Himself
    Toots (27-Apr-2006) · Himself

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Author of books:
The Bridge (1964, nonfiction)
The Overreachers (1965, essays)
The Kingdom and the Power (1969, nonfiction, about the New York Times)
Honor Thy Father (1971, novel)
Thy Neighbor's Wife (1980, novel)
Unto the Sons (1992, memoir)
Origins of a Nonfiction Writer (1996, memoir)
A Writer's Life (2006, memoir)

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