When we think about literature, the last thing that comes to mind is the celebrity interview. Yet in the hands of the journalist Gay Talese, the lives of the famous are laid bear with all the insight, rhetorical verve, beauty, and tragedy of the best of short stories.

Join our wayward host as basks in the glory of the most minute and piercing descriptions ever written of the famous.

Frank Sinatra has a Cold on This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/574/sinatras-100th-birthday

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