By Lawrence Grobel
"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."--BOOK JACKET. "The product of these revealing discussions is Talking with Michener, the first full-length book of in-depth interviews with the famed writer."--BOOK JACKET. "Here Michener explores such topics as sex, love, pornography, politics, abortion, AIDS, plagiarism, sports, the current state of publishing, and the status of the artist in society. To Grobel he reveals many personal milestones and struggles - his dialysis; the death of his wife Mari; his service in the war; his travels to Antarctica and to Pearl Harbor on the 50th anniversary of the bombing; and his philanthropy totaling $120 million."--BOOK JACKET.