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    Nelson W. Aldrich
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    0812974182
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    Random House Trade Paperbacks; George, Being George edition (October 27, 2009)
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    432 pages
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Norman Mailer said that George Plimpton was the best-loved man in New York.

Norman Mailer said that George Plimpton was the best-loved man in New York. For more than fifty years. As the subtitle makes clear-George Plimpton's Life as Told, Admired, Deplored, and Envied by 200 Friends, Relatives, Lovers, Acquaintances, Rivals-and a Few Unappreciative Observers-this is modeled after the cut-and-paste technique employed in Edie, Plimpton and Jean Stein's book about actress-model Edie Sedgwick.

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October 27, 2008 Issue. Plimpton, a child of privilege, made it his business to be everywhere, to see and do everything.

October 27, 2008 Issue. George, Being George (George Plimpton’s Life as Told, Admired, Deplored, and Envied by 200 Friends, Relatives, Lovers, Acquaintances, Rivals-and a Few Unappreciative Observers).

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I have not read Zeitoun, which seems to follow a similar strategy in telling the story of a Hurricane Katrina survivor.

Tasting The Flavors Of Life As Only 'George' Could When author Simon Van Booy looks to puncture the solitude of writing life .

Tasting The Flavors Of Life As Only 'George' Could When author Simon Van Booy looks to puncture the solitude of writing life, he reaches for George, Being George, the oral biography of George Plimpton. Based on hundreds of interviews with his intimates and colleagues, the portrait of Plimpton reveals the richness and flavor of life that the actor and writer knew how to capture so well in his own work. The oral biography form presents a life as told by people who had some connection to the subject.

Contributors include Harold Bloom, Jules Feiffer, John Guare, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiessen, Maggie Paley, Richard Price, James Salter, Robert Silvers, William Styron, Gay Talese, Calvin Trillin, Gore Vidal, and 200 other Plimpton intimatesNorman Mailer said that George Plimpton was the best-loved man in New York. This book is the party that was George’s life–and it’s a big one–attended by scores of famous people, as well as lesser-known intimates and acquaintances. They talk about his life: its privileged beginnings, its wild and triumphant middle, its brave, sad end. They say that George was a man of many parts: the “last gentleman,” founder and first editor of The Paris Review, the graceful writer who brought the New Journalism to sports, and Everyman’s proxy boxer, trapeze artist, stand-up comic, Western movie villain, and Playboy centerfold photographer. George’s last years were awesome, truly so. His greatest gift was to be a blessing to others–not all, truth be told–and that gift ended only with his death. But his parties, if this is one, need never end at all.

Mazuzahn
Plimpton has always been something of an enigma. For those who have always wanted to more about this man, this book will be a revelation and a delight. It's over 400 pages long, and I have been unable to stop reading it, through phone calls, meals, a Seventh-Day Adventist and the occasional nap. It's really a revelation, the best biographical book I have read in, well, I would have to say years. It takes a new and very fresh approach to following the life of someone you know you would have love to have known.
It's just wonderful.
Blackworm
I think George Plimpton would have enjoyed this story of his life. The oral history format works very well here, with many different voices presenting their memories of this ubiquitous presence on the American cultural scene of the late 20th century. His involvement with The Paris Review (and his crucial role in keeping the magazine alive), his first-person accounts of his participation in a wide variety of sports and activities as well as how he lived his life make for fascinating reading.
Niwield
You've got to love George. If you do, you might be inclined to enjoy this very much.
Paster
I just loved this book! If your a Plimpton fan it's enriching.
Kazigrel
Plimpton was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and proceeded to spit it out and make a fun, fascinating life out of friends, ideas and fireworks
Malodora
Excellent
Simple fellow
Mediocre book describing a blue-blood (who added plenty of alcohol to his veins), and who glorified in the mysogenistic '50s and '60s, contributing little besides his name and his veneer. Died of drink. finally, when his magic was losing its power.
Who cares? He had it handed to him on a platter. Where's the story when there is no struggle; where's the character? Everyone loved George. Great. Yawn. He waltzed through the golden gates without the slightest effort, yet he created nothing. Good for him that he had fun; good for him that he enjoyed his life. It just doesn't make for compelling reading, except, of course, for those involved. And that's exactly who this book is for. The rest of us? The lives of artists make for much much better reading.... If you knew and liked George Plimpton, you'll probably like this book.