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Lawrence Grobel

Author of Conversations with Capote

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Lawrence Grobel is the author of eighteen books and a contributor to numerous publications including the New York Times, Newsday, Roiling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Reader's Digest, Parade, Details, TV Guide, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Penthouse, Writer's Digest, and, AARP. Grobel's books include show more Conversations with Capote; Conversations with Brando; and the New York Times bestseller Climbing Higher with Montel Williams. His website is www.lawrencegrobel.com. He lives in New York City. show less
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This biography was written through tidbits of interviews. Interesting for fans of Pacino, yet nothing too indepth or personal. Would love to read an autobiography someday but doubt that would happen.
 
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ErinPaperbackstash | 5 other reviews | Jun 14, 2016 |
Always fascinated by Capote - ever since I first saw him on the Dick Cavett Show telling that story about the dog jumping off of the balcony from several stories up. He's talking.
 
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dbsovereign | 1 other review | Jan 26, 2016 |
Complete yawn... zzzzzz... I liked the first half of the book but the rest of the book was like reading the first half just so much longer and dragging. I skimmed the last 10-20 pages when all it was about was The Local Stigmatic and Looking for Richard. There were very very very short talks about his other films such as A Scent of a Woman, etc. I mean come on the guy won an Oscar for the movie and you do one question for it?

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booklover3258 | 5 other reviews | Jan 24, 2015 |
In Endangered Species Lawrence Grobel has compiled interviews with twelve iconic American writers. Each interview is fascinating. Each interviewee has either made history or written it. Grobel asks penetrating questions and his subjects respond. Ray Bradbury comes across with broad ideas and an ego to match. Joyce Carol Oates surprises with her insight into boxing. Elmore Leonard impresses as honest and personable. Alex Haley recalls interviewing the racist head of the American Nazi Party.

All of the writers are highly intelligent. Some provide memorable quotes. Saul Bellow on monogamy: “Love has become a consumerist phenomenon because we judge people as we judge commodities – we can do better, or we can get another one.” On the Unabomber: “As a mathematician you can be very brilliant without really qualifying on the elementary level for membership in the species.”

Norman Mailer on violence and his relationship with other writers: “It’s always fair for one writer to butt another in the head. Writers have hard heads.” James Ellroy on America supposedly losing its innocence: “America never had innocence, that’s bullshit.”

These interviews document the highly articulate thoughts of some of our best writers, many no longer alive.
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