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Dominick Dunne Writes About the Old Rich.

Writer Dominick Dunne, who in his fiction and non-fiction writes about the troubled lives of New York City's jet setters. His latest novel is titled People Like Us, and is set amid Manhattan's upper class. Dunne's other novels include The Winner and The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, both bestsellers. Dunne contributes regularly to Vanity Fair, writing lengthy profiles of society celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Claus Von Bulow. He is also the producer of films, including "Panic in Needle Park," "Ash Wednesday," "Play It As It Lays" and "The Boys in the Band."

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Other segments from the episode on May 27, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 27, 1988: Interview with Allen Toussaint; Commentary on Irving Berlin; Interview with Dominick Dunne; Commentary on Will Durst.

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