Shortly after Halberstam's return to the New York Times newsroom after a spectacular performance in Vietnam, another young reporter about his age, R.W. Apple, walked up and said, "Oh, you're David Halberstam. I thought you'd like to know I was at a party with Punch this weekend and he speaks very highly of you."
Halberstam looked up and said "Fuck off, kid."
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
David Halberstam, RIP
Does anybody else remember this story about David Halberstam? I'm pretty sure it's from Gay Talese's book, The Kingdom and the Power.