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a few corrections. Irwin is very careless. He counts on
his editor to polish things up. We always did. But when we
sent it over to Dell, they published it exactly the way it
was turned in.
What is your editor's name again?
Nan Talese. Her husband, Gay Talese, was a star
reporter on The New York Times and is now writing a history
of that great newspaper. He's under contract, I'm sorry to
say, to World. When he first signed up, he didn't think
that he wanted to be published by the firm that his wife
Well, you can understand that.
Gay's a very attractive man, and Nan is beautiful.
They have two children.
Whenever we have an impressionable author who we
think would enjoy working with her, we turn Nan loose on
him. They are always absolutely delighted because she not
only is an enchanting girl but is very, very smart besides.
Now it's time for the Moss Hart story.
I think that I've told you what a close friend he was.
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