Gay Talese, America’s Most Punctilious Journalist

He wears a suit, tie and cuff links to work each day: “I dress as if I’m going to an office in midtown or on Wall Street or at a law firm, even though what I am really doing is going downstairs to my bunker.” He won’t enter a page into his computer until the almost-final draft (he writes longhand and then types). And he uses dry cleaners’ shirt boards for his outlines (which he sometimes color-codes).