In today’s New York Times, Edward Wyatt delivers a journo-publishing scoop: It seems that Bob Woodward’s Deep Throat memoir, The Secret Man, is not selling anywhere near as well as its publisher hoped–though it has made a decent showing on bestseller lists.
Like Woodward fighting for three decades to keep W. Mark Felt’s Read More
The Secret Man: The Story
of Watergate’s Deep Throat,
by Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster. 249 pages, $23.
The Secret Man, Bob Woodward’s absorbingly anticlimactic
Deep Throat book, has two revelations to offer. One is small, though rather
marvelous. The other—hidden in plain sight in the title—is bigger, if also
It was grimly unsurprising that the usual suspects lined up to condemn Mark Felt, a.k.a. Deep Throat, as a traitor and a rat for snitching on his putative boss, Richard Nixon. Pat Buchanan, G. Gordon Liddy and the rest of that honorable cadre seemed almost delighted to note that Mr. Felt had the proverbial ax Read More
Woodward, Bernstein, and Bradlee confirm it. An FBI official, W. Mark Felt, was Deep Throat.
“The thing that stuns me is that the goddamn secret has lasted this long,” says Bradlee.