A peeping Tom’s tale

Diminutive in stature, Gay Talese is a giant in literary circles. His Esquire pieces on Joe DiMaggio and Frank Sinatra in the 1960s set the standard for nonfiction storytelling. In a 1981 book, Thy Neighbor’s Wife,┬áhe, himself, went under the sheets to chronicle the sexual culture of pre-AIDs America. But about a year before that …

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