Tough Guys Don’t Lay Off Dead Guys: Manso Vs. Mailer

Norman Mailer’s death a year ago is no reason for author and former housemate Peter Manso to drop their feud. “With Mailer snugly in the grave, Manso is firing back. His new afterword to the oral biography ‘Alas, Poor Norman’ is a masterpiece of invective, innuendo, and character assassination. Manso sustains the tension and the tone for a good seven pages. Unfortunately the essay is 44 pages long.”