Mornings With Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship by Dwayne RaymondMornings With Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship by Dwayne Raymond

Mornings With Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship

byDwayne Raymond

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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Mornings with Mailer is a tender and affectionate view of the protean author at the end of the Big Novel that was his life. Dwayne Raymond’s book offers a uniquely intimate perspective on one of our literary giants. Applause.” — Tom Piazza, author of City of Refuge

“In this moving memoir, Dwayne Raymond provides an intimate look at the daily routine of a great writer in the last years of his life.” — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals

Mornings with Mailer is the revealing memoir by Dwayne Raymond, the man who worked as Norman Mailer’s personal assistant during the last five years of the iconic author’s life. Recasting the legendary writer of such classics as The Naked and the Dead and The Executioner’s Song in a new light, Mornings with Mailer describes the powerful bond that formed between him and Raymond from April 2003 until Mailer’s death in November 2007.

Dwayne Raymond worked with Norman Mailer from April 2003 until Mailer's death in November 2007. Raymond contributes regularly to theHuffington Post, and has written forThe New York Times Brief Guide to Essential Knowledge,The Mirror,In Newsweekly, andThe Boston Reader. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Title:Mornings With Mailer: A Recollection of FriendshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061733598

ISBN - 13:9780061733598


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Bittersweet This was a great find! Having had a vague knowledge, but no specifics, on who Norman Mailer was, I saw this at Chapters and decided to get it. What a find! This is a humorous, touching, insightful memoir about a man who has, arguably, been one of the most discussed and studied men of the 20th century. And being a writer myself, it offered a lot of insight into his writing process. I grew to love Norman so much over the course of this book, that I got to the final chapter (when he passes away) and stopped reading. I waited four months before finally finishing it. I didn't want him to die. It was truly that powerful. And for the price, take a chance. Just buy it. You'll be glad you did.
Date published: 2017-01-30

Editorial Reviews

“Dwayne Raymond adds another dimension to our appreciation of a great man’s genius, the paradoxes of his genial belligerence, his obstinacy at once maddening and endearing, and his unaffected originality. This is a fascinating touching memoir, and often funny too.”