Gay Talese gives a tour of his office and discusses his writing habits.
I save everything. I think that I’m a person of record… It’s a whole process of giving worth to every moment of your day. I’ve seen things. I’ve interviewed hundreds and hundreds of people over many years. By saving it, I’m not just being a collector of stuff — I’m a documentarian of what it is that I do, who I know, what I see. This stuff is never dead because stories never die. Stories are never over.