When I opened the door of her apartment, I saw a big grey poster that said NEW YORK WILL BE GRAYER WITHOUT GRAYSON. “Surprise!” shouted a crowd of people from the living room. I was stunned, although everyone was sure that I had known that Avis, Alice and Teresa had planned a going-away party.
Saul Bellow was being besieged by fans and photographers. Sitting on the couch, he was nattily dressed in a tan suit, blue Oxford shirt, and navy bow tie. Alice and I forced our way through the crowd and paid our respects.
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”
When I started kissing her, I did not think about it, and when I was on top of her, I was beyond thought. Finally I asked the question a man should never ask: “Did you come?”
One evening, while Libby and Les were sitting on the floor, her knees pressed against him, she heard him ask her to marry him, and then heard herself say “Yes.”
From ancient China and Persia to modern Uganda and the streets of New York City.
In 2013, we have our Channing Tatums and our Zac Efrons, but nothing we will ever produce can hold a candle to Montgomery Clift and James Dean. They just don’t make sexy like they used to.
Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because his editor said he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
16. Evidence also indicates that we may have had our first bisexual or lesbian first lady.
Henry James is an author that many people love to hate. The scars of reading James too early or too quickly––or reading the wrong Henry James altogether––can take a lifetime to heal, which is a shame, because his stories are some of the most memorable in fiction.