In a just-published biography, "In Bed With Gore Vidal," celebrity journalist Tim Teeman delves into the intimate details of Mr. Vidal's personal life. A chat with the author.
...I was already fascinated by the gay man who didn’t believe in gay people only gay sexual acts, who said he was bisexual when he really wasn’t. Yet he was also a radical, maverick, fighter, and oddly never in the closet. He was such a bundle of contradictions, in private and public, around his sexuality. I wanted to unpack those. It genuinely isn’t intended to be disrespectful and salacious: all the questions emerge from Vidal himself. I set out to address them, and maybe answer a few.