Brought up in New York, Truman Capote first works as a journalist and sells his short stories to major publications. In 1958, with the light novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's, he earns great recognition telling the controversial story of a socialite and frivolous call girl, Holly Golightly. In 1965, he publishes a darker story inspired by a dramatic murder, In Cold Blood – a masterpiece that glorifies the writer's talent and fame that had been enhanced by the film adaptation of his first novel in which starred Audrey Hepburn (although he would have preferred Marilyn Monroe). However, promptly, his personal life attracts greater attention than his work as he dedicates himself to a fashionable existence surrounded by high figures such as Babe Paley, Andy Warhol, Lee Radziwill and Cecil Beaton while he sinks into harmful drugs and alcoholic addictions. 'Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.'