“I just felt that you don’t talk about a book until it’s written.”

– Nan Talese, recalling her objection to having New York Magazine writer Aaron Latham profile her husband Gay Talese while he was writing Thy Neighbor’s Wife, his somewhat involved study of the sexual revolution.

And why is it so devastating? Because she is sharing this recollection with New York Magazine writer Jonathan Van Meter, who is profiling her husband Gay Talese during the writing of his new book, “the subject of which will take him right back to the scene of the crime, to the spot where everything went off the rails: a book about his marriage.”

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