“If there is a Mozart of Interviewers, Larry Grobel is that individual.”
–Joyce Carol Oates
In conversations that took place between 1980 and October 1997, just days before his death, Michener met with Lawrence Grobel. Over the years their meetings at Michener’s homes in Florida, Maine, and Texas, as well as in New York and Los Angeles, turned their acquaintance into a friendship. They discussed topics of both a personal and a professional nature and touched on subjects Michener avoided in his own memoir.
The product of these revealing discussions is Talking with Michener, the first full length book of in-depth interviews with the famed writer.