DID YOU KNOW? Esquire published more separate pieces, over 40, of Mailer’s work (fiction, essays, interviews, excerpts from forthcoming books) than any other publication. His first piece was a short story based on his experience as an army cook, “The Language of Men,” which appeared in the April 1953 issue. Excerpts from the following books appeared in Esquire: Advertisements for Myself, The Presidential Papers, An American Dream (the entire novel was serialized from January to August 1964), Cannibals and Christians, Existential Errands, Pieces and Pontifications and Harlot’s Ghost. He also wrote a monthly column for the magazine, “The Big Bite,” from November 1962 to December 1963. His last piece in Esquire was an interview with Tom Junod, “Last Man Standing,” in January 2007.