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In this week’s New Yorker

February 5, 2010

It’s been my lifelong dream to be published in the New Yorker, the finest magazine in the history of the U.S. Not nearly as good as having a piece of writing published, but fun nevertheless: being name-checked by John Lahr in his essay on Sam Shepard. Lahr folds into his article a whole lot of biographical material he could only have gotten from my book, so I appreciate that he goes out of his way to mention my biography. What’s funny, of course, is that he quotes me quoting someone else. I didn’t meet Sam and interview him until years after the book was published. Meanwhile, Lahr knew Sam “back in the day” and was responsible for Lincoln Center Theater producing his play Operation Sidewinder, a crazy poetic rock-n-roll incantation that I wish I’d seen.

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