Review of the Kindle e-book: The Playboy Interviews: Men of Letters

The Playboy Interview: Men of Letters – available on Amazon Kindle – $4.99 (free for Amazon Prime)

Playboy has long stood as a paramount publication for candid interviews with the famous and infamous.  This book features twelve interviews with some of the most controversial authors of our era:

Vladimir Nabokov – 1964

Henry Miller – 1964

Jean-Paul Sartre – 1965

Norman Mailer – 1968

Truman Capote – 1968

Allen Ginsberg – 1969

Tennessee Williams – 1973

Kurt Vonnegut – 1973

Ray Bradbury – 1996

Saul Bellow – 1997

Chuck Palahniuk – 2009

Lee Child – 2012

50years-pb-wordscoverThis is a great collection of interviews with great, and often reclusive, writers.  Simply, it is stuff you won’t get anywhere else.

Here is an excerpt from the interview with Chuck Palahniuk:

Playboy: You once said Fight Club is a kind of Joy Luck Club for men. What did you mean?

Palahniuk: There are many templates for how women can come together and talk: The Joy Luck Club, How to Make an American Quilt, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. They present all these arbitrary social groups that allow women to come together and talk about their experience. Men don’t have those sorts of things. More than anything else, that’s what Fight Club is. It’s a place for men to be together and talk.

Playboy: A place where they beat the hell out of one another.

Palahniuk: Well, it does seem to help if we’re doing something physical. Men don’t usually sit around just talking, as women do. More often we’re doing something.

Everyone has heard the line that, “I read Playboy for the articles.”  This is why anyone would read Playboy -  great journalism.

Please note that, at this time, this book is only available in e-book format.


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