Blustery celeb author Norman Mailer wrote a hairy account of the anti-Vietnam war protest march in Washington. The book was called Armies of the Night and won a Pulitzer. For that I want to thank him.
He also helped found the Village Voice, says the NY Times.
He sort of knew too much, did too much, talked too much. But he wrote 30 books and, says the Times, "Mr. Mailer belonged to the old literary school that regarded novel writing as a heroic enterprise undertaken by heroic characters with egos to match." Lol.
Mailer didn't fit into this century. So, at age 84, he checked out.