A National Bestseller
A New York Times Bestselling Author
Barbara Paley, Gloria Guinness, Marella Agnelli, Slim Hayward, Pamela Churchill, C. Z. Guest, and Lee Radziwill were the toast of midcentury New York. Truman Capote befriended them, received their deepest confidences, and ingratiated himself into their lives. Then, he betrayed them in the most startling way. He was struck with an idea for a novel based on the racy lives of his rich friends. But when he published a few chapters in Esquire, the thinly fictionalized lives of his female confidantes were laid bare for all to see, and he was banished from their high-society world forever.