Mailer: A Biography. By Mary Dearborn: Houghton Mifflin, 9 December. Mailer declined to be interviewed for this book, the fourth full-length biography, but many conversations with him are quoted. Dearborn conducted interviews with approximately 50 people, including Mailer’s editors, Roger Donald, Ralph Graves and Jason Epstein, filmmakers D. A. Pennbaker and Jan Welt, and several close friends of Mailer: Richard Stratton, Ivan Fisher, Martha Thomases, Legs McNeil, and former friend, Norman Podhoretz. No members of Mailer’s family were interviewed, save his fourth wife, Beverly Bentley, who provided her candid perspective. See Mailer’s response to this biography, 99.1.