Loving Mailer (Hardcover)
Phoenix Books, 9781607477150, 203pp.
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Carole Mallory’s life has been filled with colorful people, events, and sexual encounters. As one of the original supermodels, she graced covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire, and as an actress she appeared in films such as The Stepford Wives and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. She has dated a litany of A-list actors and rock stars, including Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Robin Williams, Rod Stewart, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, and Richard Gere and was engaged to Claude Picasso. Her most marked affair, however, occurred over the span of a decade when she fell under the powerful spell of iconic writer Norman Mailer.
In 'Loving Mailer,' Mallory details her passionate affair with the renowned author and Pulitzer Prize winner. Known for his controversial subject matter and larger-than-life public persona, Mailer led a life rife with the personal conflict that six wives and multiple affairs engender During his marriage to his sixth wife, Mailer became Mallory’s mentor, and she his muse and mistress, in what was to become the definitive relationship of her life.
Mallory masterfully illustrates their steamy encounters and Mailer’s most intimate qualities, revealing unknown sides of the literary genius. Mallory’s smart writing, from humorous to lascivious, will keep readers engrossed in this intense memoir of psychological and physical seduction.