Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Voyeur's Motel


  • Author: Gay Talese
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 18560504 Bytes


The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife.On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observati...

The Voyeur s Motel
Score: 2.5
From 28 Ratings

The Voyeur s Motel


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802189738


The Voyeur s Motel Book Description :

The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation p...

The Voyeur s Motel
Score: 2.5
From 30 Ratings

The Voyeur s Motel


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1611855306


The Voyeur s Motel Book Description :

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The Voyeur s Motel
Score: 2.5
From 30 Ratings

The Voyeur s Motel


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611859546


The Voyeur s Motel Book Description :

From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,' the letter began, 'I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.' The man went on to tell Talese a remarkable, shocking secret, so compelling that Talese travelled to Colorado to verify it in person. But because the letter-writer insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, certain the story would remain untold. Over the next thirty-five years, the man occasionally...

Thy Neighbor s Wife
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Thy Neighbor s Wife


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-06-16
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061872288


Thy Neighbor s Wife Book Description :

The provocative classic work newly updated An intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscape When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of suburbia—through the development of the porn industry, the rise of the "swinger" culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of "ordinary" p...

The Kingdom and the Power
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Kingdom and the Power


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-08-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679644736


The Kingdom and the Power Book Description :

The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers. Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today's headlines....

Unto the Sons

Unto the Sons


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-11-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307765413


Unto the Sons Book Description :

"An Italian ROOTS." The Washington Post Book World At long last, Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant families and the hope and sacrifice that took them from the familiarity of the old world into the mysteries and challenges of the new....

A Writer s Life

A Writer s Life


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812977288


A Writer s Life Book Description :

An impassioned and candid memoir by the influential writer shares his personal and professional life as he reflects on the events, personalities, places, and ideas that have shaped his life and work, from the civil rights struggle and changing American sexual mores to memorable people, both famous and not, whom he has profiled. Reprint. 25,000 first printing....

The V Spot

The V Spot


  • Author : Wendy S. Marcus
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460339596


The V Spot Book Description :

How hot is your night going to get? Take the quiz and find out! 1. You're a curvy, cute and practical nurse, ready to unleash your inner naughty nymphette for your 25th birthday. You start with… a. Chocolate cake. b. Champagne. Lots of it. c. A blind date set up by your daring best friend. 2. Your guy turns out to be popular (and insanely hot) wrestler Brody "The Bull" Bullock. You… a. Run for the door. b. Admire his hotness, then run for the door. c. Imagine him naked. 3. You're meeting Brody at V-Spot, a "Voyeur Motel." What are you wearing? a. A cute sundress with wedge sandals b. You're not going anywhere without Spanx c. Doesn't matter. Brody is sexy enough that it's all coming off! If you selected all of the above, you're in for the night o...

The Paradox of American Power

The Paradox of American Power


  • Author : Joseph S. Nye Jr.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-05-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0199839638


The Paradox of American Power Book Description :

Not since the Roman Empire has any nation had as much economic, cultural, and military power as the United States does today. Yet, as has become all too evident through the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the impending threat of the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, that power is not enough to solve global problems--like terrorism, environmental degradation, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction--without involving other nations. Here Joseph S. Nye, Jr. focuses on the rise of these and other new challenges and explains clearly why America must adopt a more cooperative engagement with the rest of the world....

White Fur
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

White Fur


  • Author : Jardine Libaire
  • Publisher : Hogarth Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451497925


White Fur Book Description :

"When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn't graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore."--...