The writer of Roots and collaborator with Malcolm X on his autobiography, Alex Haley began his career as a journalist and became Playboy Magazine's first interviewer in 1962, the first time that an African American journalist had been featured so prominently in the mainstream press.
This book includes his interviews with Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Martin Luther King Jr., Melvin Belli, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, Jim Brown, Quincy Jones, and American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell. Most are from the 1960s.
The book includes later articles about Malcolm X and about literary fame. There is also an excerpt from Roots.