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Yes, I Misbehaved Sometimes.” Article-interview by Zoe Heller, Daily Telegraph, 3 March, 19. Omnibus piece that focuses mainly on Mailer’s feeling toward women. Asked about his negative comments about women writers in Advertisements for Myself (59.13), Mailer replies:

He also speaks of his ambition: “My theory of writing books has always been that it’s better to try for something big and fail than not to try at all.”