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Brooke Shields's Sweetness Was Matched Only By Her Denial Brooke Shields's Sweetness Was Matched Only By Her Denial

Originally published as “Brooke on the Brink” in the October, 1990 issue of New York Woman, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man

Originally published as “The Long, Slow Fall of a Gridiron God” in the December, 1988 issue of GQ, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

David Cronenberg Makes The Unfilmable His Own David Cronenberg Makes The Unfilmable His Own

This feature on David Cronenberg’s movie adaptation of William Burroughs’s beat classic, The Naked Lunch, was first published in the February 1992 issue of Premiere, and appears here with the author’s permission.

Jamie Lee Curtis, On The Eve Of A Flop, Searches For Her True Self Jamie Lee Curtis, On The Eve Of A Flop, Searches For Her True Self

Originally published as “How to be Jamie Lee Curtis” in the July 15, 1985 issue of US magazine, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

Katharine Graham Was Not To Be Fucked With Katharine Graham Was Not To Be Fucked With

This was first published as “Pillar of the Post” in the May 20, 1976 issue of The National Observer. It appears here with the author’s permission.

The Making Of The Golden Boy The Making Of The Golden Boy

Originally published in the July 1996 issue of Playboy and reprinted here with permission.

The Woman Who Fought Bulls The Woman Who Fought Bulls

“La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)” was first published in May 2004 issue of Outside and is featured in the new anthology The Stories We Tell and appears here with permission.

The World Took So Much From Me, But Baseball Gave It Back The World Took So Much From Me, But Baseball Gave It Back

Originally featured in the anthology Birth of a Fan (Ed. Ron Fimrite), 1993, this essay appears here with permission.

Before He Surrendered, Roberto Duran Was Looking To Harm Before He Surrendered, Roberto Duran Was Looking To Harm

Originally published in Inside Sports (June, 1980), this story appears here with permission.

Amen To Sonny Liston, The Better Sinner Amen To Sonny Liston, The Better Sinner

Joe Flaherty’s obituary for Sonny Liston originally appeared in The Village Voice (January 14, 1971) and is also featured in At the Fights. It appears here with permission.

René Magritte As Philosophical Detective René Magritte As Philosophical Detective

This essay was originally published in the Threepenny Review (1994), is featured in Sante’s anthology, Kill All Your Darlings, and appears here with the author’s permission.

Inside The Punishing Dictatorship That Was James Cameron's Titanic Set Inside The Punishing Dictatorship That Was James Cameron's Titanic Set

This feature was originally published in the December, 1997 issue of Premiere magazine and appears here with permission.

How The Brothers Selmon Became The Most Admired Family In Football How The Brothers Selmon Became The Most Admired Family In Football

First published as “The Brotherhood of Selmon” in the September 1980 issue of Inside Sports, this story appears here with permission.

The Eight Truths I Learned From Humping Athletes The Eight Truths I Learned From Humping Athletes

This piece originally appeared in the April 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with permission.

Heaven Is A Down-And-Out Hockey Town Heaven Is A Down-And-Out Hockey Town

This piece originally appeared in the April, 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

The Woeful Life Of Jake LaMotta The Woeful Life Of Jake LaMotta

This piece originally appeared in the January 1981 issue of Inside Sports. It is reprinted here with permission of Jeanine Flaherty.

Harry Dean Stanton Was Too Big For His Niche Harry Dean Stanton Was Too Big For His Niche

Originally published in the New York Times Magazine on November 16, 1986—and featured in Oney’s recent anthology, A Man’s World—this story appears here with the author’s permission.

Dan Rather Never Really Wanted This Job Dan Rather Never Really Wanted This Job

Originally titled “Is Everything Okay?” this profile appeared in the April 1994 issue of GQ and is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

The Lonesome Sporting Life The Lonesome Sporting Life

Originally published in the February 1981 issue of Inside Sports, this piece appears here with the author’s permission.

The Coen Brothers At Work The Coen Brothers At Work

Originally titled “The Joel & Ethan Story,” this piece first appeared in the October 1989 issue of Premiere and appears here with the author’s permission.

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