Gay Talese on all the news that’s fit to drink

Gay Talese on how there used to be a “celebration of alcoholism” in journalism. “One time this man was so drunk, his head just fell on this typewriter. This was the center of the New York Times.”

Talese says the folks of Mad Men have nothing on journalists: “Hell, the drinking that went on in journalism was beyond that. Drunken people all over. It’s a wonder the paper could even get out.”

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Via Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Yeah, so here’s the thing with blogging: no one notices when you are too drunk and fall asleep on your laptop at your bedroom desk, except maybe for your roommate’s cat. And she stopped expecting me to hit deadlines a long time ago.

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One response to “Gay Talese on all the news that’s fit to drink

  1. ahaha glorious!

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