256 pages • Harry N. Abrams, Inc. • November 2nd, 2009 [HB]
A beautiful book of photographs that charts the life of writer Gore Vidal, with the sardonic commentary one would expect from its author.
The format frees Vidal to bring his comic asides to the fore. It is a romp through a fascinating life. The addition of newspaper articles, original book covers, and letters adds a dimension to the photographs that enliven it.