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Sep 30, 2009

Getting tanked at The New York Times

Former NYT journo Gay Talese recalls the alcohol-fuelled newsrooms of yore, which he claims made the characters on Mad Men look like amateurs. But did a diet of booze and smokes really make for more creative writers?

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Former NYT journo Gay Talese recalls the alcohol-fuelled newsrooms of yore, which he claims made the characters on Mad Men look like amateurs.

But did a diet of booze and smokes really make for more creative writers, as many old hacks claim? On the contrary, says Talese, it’s amazing the paper ever got out at all.

via Big Think

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