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Last Party Scenes From My Life With Norm Adele Mailer

Last Party Scenes From My Life With Norm

Adele Mailer

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ISBN : 9781857821956
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

Norman Mailer has often been a focal point of controversy for his novels--from his account of killer Gary Gilmores troubled life in The Executioners Song to his more recent The Gospel According to the Son, told in Jesus own words. But in 1960 itMoreNorman Mailer has often been a focal point of controversy for his novels--from his account of killer Gary Gilmores troubled life in The Executioners Song to his more recent The Gospel According to the Son, told in Jesus own words. But in 1960 it was Mailers personal life that earned him notoriety. After an evening of heavy drinking, Mailer assaulted his then-wife, Adele, with a knife, putting her in intensive care and abruptly ending their marriage. More than 30 years later, Adele Mailer serves up her revenge cold in The Last Party, a memoir of her life before, during, and after Norman Mailer. Alcohol figures prominently in Mailers book- in her prologue she mentions her membership in Alcoholics Anonymous. Starting with her first marriage to Village Voice cofounder Ed Fancher, Mailer drank her way through the high-rolling, hard-partying New York avante-garde. Her book is a veritable grab bag of celebrity name-dropping and gossip about some of the glitteratis brightest stars. Theres plenty of sex and violence and maybe more than youd ever want to know about Adele Mailer herself. The stories Mailer dishes are 30 years old, but theres a certain voyeuristic appeal in reading about the rather sordid lives of the rich and infamous, and The Last Party certainly fits the bill.