My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. An honest story is the only story worth telling.
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. "Mapplethorpe: A Biography"
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Oh, come on -- modesty forbids!
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Frank Rich, Derek Jarman, Patricia Morrisroe.