How many Steinbeck novels has Thomas Pynchon read? The Douglas family has got Big Trees and Mad Men – in their back pocket….or they did, until I gobbled up ‘The Big Trees’. Consider Tom’s ‘Vineland’.
Here is a real story. I was destined for greatness, but, because my mother moved into my space, and intercepted My Fame, I suffer from the lowest self-esteem possible. She UNBORN me – and so did my father – when he told my sisters I was not his son, but the product of Rosemary’s Betrayal.
1966: American actor Clint Eastwood squints while smoking a cigarette between his teeth in a still from director Sergio Leone’s film ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.’ Eastwood wears a wide-brimmed leather hat. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
My best friend Paul Drake took up acting and became a famous Bad Guy in Sudden Impact. We used to drink at The Hut where another friend got shot. One dude tried to shoot me, put a gun to the back of my head…
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