God Bless America and God Bless Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer, from Brooklyn, like Milton Friedman and Truman Capote, was cool. His work was profound and timely and interesting and deep. A true blue American individual. He is in a better place now Inchallah.
I remember in Harlot's Ghost, the only book of his I bought new, and I bought lots of his books, he said how creative America is. As we moved West we kept inventing things (like airconditoning and aeroplanes and the railroad). And then when we got to the West Coast and ran out space we invented the movies, the ultimate invention. Anyway he was a good writer. And that movie with Ryan O'Neal was badass.