88.11

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“The Changing of the Guard.” Playboy, December, 86–88, 196–98. Advance excerpt from Harlot’s Ghost (91.26). Rpt: This excerpt (taken from the first pages of chapter 2, in “Omega-2,”) is an account of Hubbard’s affair with Chloe. A comparison with the final, book version demonstrates Mailer’s editorial scalpel; hardly a paragraph is untouched.