She knew a lot
Read Adele. The Last Party. Written by a true literary groupie. She saw the true James Baldwin and many more. Good writers want someone but actually should not have anyone, too close. Adele was just wonderful, no wonder a great writer wanted her. and she slept with Jack Kerouac. Read the bookNormality and nothing beats a very handsome brave Jewish writer like Norman. I enjoyed those interviews years ago. Read about Gore, who I also admired, I'm anything but one or two dimensional, unlike the thickos today. Complexity and fascination. And the Ali interview was interesting. I loved Dick. (The interviewer btw) My next two reads are Adele (he stabbed her) and Jack Henry Abbott's letters. He let NM down big time. Norman was wild and real.
She was clever too. Told Junior not to take flying lessons. Mother knows best.Like all girls without a functioning Father she was insightful. I read a note she once wrote (in a museum in Boston) she wrote, People are either givers or takers. She wasn’t talking....lol.