Statement for Managing Mailer
From Flaherty, Joe (1970). Managing Mailer. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. Reprinted by Project Mailer with permission of the estate of Norman Mailer. (70.7)
Managing Mailer is a work about a minor politician written by a man who is going to be a major reporter. Flaherty treats a dozen delicate egos like golf balls and then proceeds to see how far he can whap them. I wouldn’t mind if I could ban this book (since I am one of those egos) but since I can’t, I may as well leap on the bandwagon. If every major politician in America had a campaign manager who wrote about his campaign like my man Joe, America would be out of its pollution.