5: Mean Mad Mailer

In Episode Five, Vidalotry explores the tumultuous friendship of Gore Vidal and author Norman Mailer. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Mailer’s history of violence toward women and how it took Gore, a legendary female journalist, and a late night TV show to finally put him in his place.

Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots, Norman Mailer, Esquire, 1977
Palimpsest: A Memoir, Gore Vidal, 1995
Snapshots In History’s Glare, Gore Vidal, 2009
Empire Of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini, 2015

The Dick Cavett Show, 1971
Profile of a Writer, 1978

Vidalotry: A Gore Vidal Podcast
Vidalotry: A Gore Vidal Podcast
Ryan Breegle / We Own This Town

Taking a look at the wit and wisdom of Gore Vidal in his own words, from Ryan Breegle.