Ledger’s ‘Last Days’ in Esquire’s Words

Ledger’s ‘Last Days’ in Esquire’s Words

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Esquire helped pioneer New Journalism in the 1960s with writers Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe. The magazine continues the tradition with “The Last Days of Heath Ledger” by Lisa Taddeo in the April issue, on newsstands next week. “Days,” written in the first person as if it were Ledger’s own diary, is a fictionalized account of his last days in London and New York. Ledger eats Moroccan food in London, returns to New York and parties at the downtown nightspot Beatrice Inn, eating steak and eggs at a cafe in Little Italy and consumes a banana-nut muffin as his last morsel of food. David Granger, Esquire’s editor-in-chief, told the “New York Times” that the piece is not a stunt. “We’ve been trying to assign fiction, to make it topical, relevant.” Good for Esquire. Magazines need to experiment

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