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Norris Church Mailer Memorial

A memorial for Norris Church Mailer will be held next spring in New York, and another in Provincetown. Times and places will be announced in early 2011. The family has asked that memorial contribution checks be made out to The Mailer Center, and mailed to The Mailer Center, 1115 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY […]

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Norris Church Mailer: Family Press Release

Norris Church Mailer (born Barbara Jean Davis in 1949) died at her home in Brooklyn Heights, New York at 10:55 AM on November 21, 2010. At her bedside were her two sons, Matthew Mailer and John Buffalo Mailer. Besides her two sons, she is survived by her mother, Gaynell Davis, two grandchildren, Mattie James and […]

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Norris Church Mailer 1949-2010

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Norris Church Mailer, widow of Norman Mailer, who died November 21, 2010, after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. Norris was many things to many people. She was an unusually gifted and talented writer, an insightful observer of the human condition, both as […]

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A Norman Life

Oprah has named Norris Church Mailer’s A Ticket to the Circus as one of her 10 Terrific Reads of 2010. From Judith Newman’s review in O, the Oprah Magazine: Just how irresistible was Norman Mailer? Gloria Steinem said that anybody who would marry him couldn’t be “healthy, well-adjusted, conscious, or aware”—but she was friends with […]

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Norris Church Mailer’s Ticket

Reviews are coming in for Norris Church Mailer‘s new memoir, A Ticket to the Circus. From the Miami Herald: The beauty who once enthralled powerful men is no more. Multiple treatments and surgeries for an incurable cancer have ravaged her. Mailer died in 2007, and her account of his last days is lovely and inspiring. […]

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Norris Church Mailer’s Upcoming Memoir

A DEEPLY PERSONAL, WARM, FUNNY, AND REVEALING MEMOIR FROM NORRIS CHURCH MAILER “A Ticket to the Circus is a remarkable memoir—blunt, funny, extraordinarily candid and self-aware; deeply moving, as it is wonderfully entertaining; above all, a memorable double portrait of two very unusual people, a couple for whom the term meant for each other is […]

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