"I think experiences of joyfulness are more magnified, more fully experienced, when you have known true suffering, because you understand that all of these great epic feelings are blips, really."
For more than fifty years, Donald Hall has had a two-sided career, his fifteen books of poetry matched by fifteen books of nonfiction.
The unspoken message seems to be: Reader, be not smug! If it can happen to me, it can, and might, happen to you.
James Frey gave the public what it was looking for, and was probably a little more subject to its whim than he realized.
Novelist Christian Bauman ponders the triumphs and tribulations of memoirists James Frey and Anthony Swofford and the lure of the publishing industry’s nonfiction fix
"I think it is extremely interesting to think that, in some cases, vice might be, finally, more redemptive than virtue."