The Gay Talese Files

The best-selling author and meticulous record keeper reveals his secret hideout—quietly tucked away on New York's Upper East Side.

© Björn Wallender
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The Study

Gay Talese’s fourth-floor study is where he answers correspondence, reads books and magazines, watches television—anything but work, which he does strictly in his underground bunker. The study is also where Talese keeps his closetful of suits, shirts, and ties.