Editors & Writers: A Swinging Walter Mitty

A bestselling book. Clever articles in many magazines. Lunch with Marianne Moore. Tennis with Novelist Irwin Shaw. Cocktails with Actress Jane Fonda and a few fetching models. Dinner with Jackie Kennedy. A postprandial beer with Detroit Lions Guard John Gordy or Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Don Meredith. A TV appearance on the David Susskind show in which his enthusiastic host calls him an "attractive, interesting, glamorous bachelor" and "really quite civilized."

It sounds like the dream of an Out desperate to be In. But it is no dream; it is the everyday life of George Plimpton, 40, who lives...

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