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
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.