Joe Donahue's Interview with Gore Vidal, Part II

Albany, NY – Here are just a few of the words used to describe Gore Vidal: Raconteur, essayist, novelist, politician, playwright, historian, critic and screenwriter.

As a result of all those professions, it is hard to think of another American writer in the 20th and 21st Centuries who has lived a life richer in incident, achievement and association than Gore Vidal.

Vidal has just finished the second volume of his memoirs, titled "Point to Point Navigation. In the first part of 2-part interview with Gore Vidal with WAMC's Joe Donahue they talk about how he decided to write about his very full life...

The name of Gore Vidal's new book is "Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir from 1964-2006." The book is published by Doubleday. And we will continue our conversation with Gore Vidal next week when we talk about politics and his thoughts on the literary season of today. He spoke with WAMC's Joe Donahue.