Mailer’s Reviews

DID YOU KNOW? The Mailer book that received the best reviews was not his best-selling 1948 war novel, The Naked and the Dead, but a nonfiction book which was not a best seller, The Armies of the Night, his account of the October 1967 anti-war March on the Pentagon. Winner of a Pulitzer and the National Book […]


Tough Guys Don’t Dance

DID YOU KNOW? Mailer wrote the screenplay and directed the film version of Tough Guys Don’t Dance in 1987, starring Isabella Rossellini and Ryan O’Neal. The film was nominated for worst film of the year (Golden Raspberry Awards), and best film of the year (Independent Spirit Awards). It was filmed in Provincetown over a 60-day period in […]



DID YOU KNOW? Among major American writers, Mailer is the only one to have a bestseller every decade from the 1940s to the 2000s, from The Naked and the Dead in 1948, through The Executioner’s Song in 1979, to The Castle in the Forest in 2007. All told, eleven of his books spent, collectively, 160 […]