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“Mailer’s Alpha and Omega.” Article-interview by Toby Thompson. Vanity Fair, October, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162. The keel of this piece is Mailer’s Alpha-Omega personality theory from 91.26. Thompson interviews Mailer at least three times, and also speaks with Robert F. Lucid, Richard Stratton, Gay Talese, Camille Paglia, Tom McGuane, Larry McMurtry, his editor at Random House, Jason Epstein, his sister Barbara Wasserman, and his wife Norris Church.