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TWO MOVIES IN ONE YEAR AND SUDDENLY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT TRUMAN CAPOTE, ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST FASCINATING WRITERS. DISCOVER WHY AND READ THE STORY—THE FULL STORY—IN GERALD CLARKE’S CAPOTE

“Gerald Clarke knows more about me than anybody else does, including myself.”
—Truman Capote, quoted in Conversations with Capote by Lawrence Grobel

“It’s probably impossible to write a bad book about Truman Capote, but Clarke has written a masterpiece...What Jimmy Breslin said in his review of In Cold Blood—‘And suddenly there is nothing else you want to read’—is the way I felt about this astonishing work.“
Newsday, June 1, 1988. Reviewed by Florence King

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“It is no exaggeration to say that this masterful and compassionate biography of Capote, which was first published in 1988, belongs to the same genre [as In Cold Blood]: the true story that is every bit as gripping, emotionally engaging and privy to a central consciousness as an immaculately crafted novel.”
The London Observer, Feb. 5, 2006. Reviewed by David Smith

AND READ ABOUT ANOTHER UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER IN GET HAPPY: THE LIFE OF JUDY GARLAND

“Biographer Gerald Clarke possesses a remarkable gift. He can explain both the miracle of genius and why those so blessed often end their lives mired in tragedy. He did it with his insightful biography of Truman Capote. And he does it again in Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. He captures the magic that moved people around the world.”
Deirdre Donahue, USA Today, March 31, 2000

“...The author of Capote has miraculously contrived to tell the old, old story—the uppers and downers, the stage mother from hell, the lascivious studio execs and malevolent managers, the boyfriends (and girlfriends) and gay husbands (and father)—with a freshness and factual clarity that scarcely seem possible. This is the Garland bio to read if you're reading only one.”
Terry Teachout, Time, April 10, 2000

  
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