What a Creep Season 21, Episode 8: Truman Capote – Creep or Not a Creep? with special guest Alicia of Trashy Divorces

While cohort Sonia Mansfield invades Ireland with her combination vacation/work trip–the Creepy train keeps moving with our special guest, Alicia of the Trashy Divorces podcast, to first talk about the Joe Jonas and Steve Harvey divorces, which sent us reeling. Then, we get into our main subject–writer Truman Capote (1924-1984) and whether or not he was a Creep. From his peripatetic childhood to being the king of party givers to his eventual decline due to alcoholism–Capote lived a BIG life.

We discuss his early writing career, his friendship with Harper Lee, the making of In Cold Blood, and his betrayal of his “swans.” He achieved the greatest heights as a writer but died bitter, broken, and lonely at the age of 59.

Harper Lee (1926-2016) became a recluse who only released one book after her Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird with 2015’s controversial Go Set a Watchman. (Margo has an interesting story about a Creepy computer guy and Harper Lee!) Alicia’s other podcasts are Trashy Royals and Done & Dunne.

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