Gay talese now focuses on his own lifethe zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism and best-sellerdom and acclaim for his revelatory books about the new york times (the kingdom and the power), the mafia (honor thy father), the sex industry (thy neighbors wife), and, focusing on his own family, the american. Here is the story of the rise and fall of the notorious bonanno crime family of new york as only best-selling author gay talese could tell it. About the author gay talese was a reporter for the new york times from 1956 to 1965. Browse gay taleses best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading unto the sons. Gay talese ( t l i z born february 7, 1932) is an american writer. As a journalist for the new york times and esquire magazine during the 1960s, talese helped to define contemporary literary journalism. An intimate personal odyssey across americas changing sexual landscape. When first published, gay taleses 1981 groundbreaking work, thy neighbors 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. Talese earned most of his wealth from working for the new york times and esquire. For instance, the book honor thy father was a number one best-seller. Talese said about the book- i probably made 2 million on that book. In 1991, knopf paid gay 7 million for his next three books. Discount prices on books by gay talese, including titles like el puentethe bridge. Gay talese was a terrific writer, storyteller throughout most of his literary career, with blockbuster best-sellers, like the kingdom and power and thy neighbours wife, but he seems to have run out of gas, this book does not measure up to his previous work and in fact it drones on and on about the civil rights movement in the late 1960s ,very old news and rehashings, the other sections deal. Try prime en hello, sign in account & lists sign in account & lists orders try prime cart. Best sellers gift ideas new releases deals store coupons amazonbasics gift cards help sell.