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IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE: Me and a room full of psychoanalysts, more than one hundred of them, in fact, and I was telling them about my writing life, illustrating for them my belief in the power of telling one’s tale. If only I could have been doing it prone, stretched out on a couch covered in a remarkable Persian carpet, with two velvet pillows behind my thrumming head, the sounds of Old Vienna pulsing through the window, sometime after tea during…Whoa. Hold on. Wait one single second. Where was I? [Continue reading]
SAM LANSKY IS THE DEPUTY CULTURE EDITOR at Time, a beautiful writer, and an addict. It turns out that it’s a winning combination, at least in terms of producing and publishing a remarkable book, which is what he’s done in The Gilded Razor. And thank … [Continue reading]
HOW DO YOU PREPARE TO WRITE? A client asked me this and I found myself about to give an offhand retort – “Tie yourself in a chair,” “Promise yourself something from Bulgari,” – until I thought better of it and realized that despite my glib impulses I … [Continue reading]
WHILE MASS INCARCERATION of African Americans is one of the biggest tragedies of contemporary America, it is actually nothing new. Evidence of its effects is easy to ignore, though, unless one is directly affected, making the recent publication of a … [Continue reading]
THERE MAY BE no greater honor than having another writer benefit from something I've written. But though I am always glad to hear from readers, I have rarely been as honored as I am to have the ever-wonderful Pamela Hodges state for the record that … [Continue reading]