Delacorte Press, NY, 1976. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Signed by the author. Yellow boards quarter orange imitation leather. Legendary journalist (60 Minutes, McCalls, Life, etc.) Shana Alexander's biography TALKING WOMAN. Book is in very good condition - clean pages, tight binding. Original dust jacket. This book is "a stack of intense tastes, sliced from life, politics, personalities, and satisfying as a Dagwood sandwich. The best are the bittersweet dabs of autobiography between each layer--the story of how this Talking Woman found her own voice" (Gail Sheehy). A personal scrapbook of 15 years of talking to Marlon Brando, pregnant elephants, Patty Hearst, Richard Nixon, Judy Garland, George Wallace, Bella Abzug, or James Cagney. "I like my truth unbuttered," she says. Kurt Vonnegut calls this book "witty, shrewd, graceful, brief, and honorable." 271 pages.