04/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Norman Mailer Book 'Mornings With Mailer' Is A 'Love Letter' To The Legend

As Mailer's health declined in 2007, Raymond was with him, and he poignantly described the losses of this great man, who, like anyone else in poor health, suffered, yet stoically and with dignity.

And so, Raymond said, "I wrote the book from an everyman point of view. I didn't give a hoot about fame, about his fame. I liked the man."

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