Thursday, September 26, 2013

Quote of the Day: It's 'Not About Being Normal'

I've been working on updating my memoir, Burning the Furniture, and came across the following exchange with my old friend Betsy Gehman, who has been a surrogate mother to me for years. We were discussing the fact that memoirs can't end if the writer is still alive.

"Well, Betsy, what about the later years, the ones I’ve been living since I met you and Christina [my last—I hope— and best wife] and got sober and made peace with a lot of people and joined the natural order?” I asked.

“This is not a book about being normal,” she said. “It’s a book about you.”

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