Are you, or have you ever been, obsessed? Tell me your story.
Bruce Benderson is the author of THE ROMANIAN, a memoir of his obsessive love affair with a poor Romanian, interspersed with recounts of his New York visits with his dying mother.
Last spring, Bruce and I tried to find a time to meet for an interview in NYC, but our schedules didn’t mesh. When he was free, I was busy with my kids’ various events. When I was free, he was going to be out of the country. “Where?” I asked, and he responded with a long list of cities, including Paris. I sent off a quick email, then told Bruce I knew of a fine writer who happened to live in Paris and could interview him over drinks.
Wednesday, you’ll have the pleasure of reading the fascinating result:
(this is me and Kevin at KGB over the summer)
and his deliciously R-rated interview with
Bruce Benderson, the first American to win the Prix de Flore.
For those of you with kids and bosses nearby, I just want to warn you that I’m still deciding which photos to run for the interview and may be posting a little partial nudity. (Come on, it’s Benderson!) Anyway, just be aware of that as you scroll down on your next visit.
Until Wednesday . . .
Oh! Did I forget to mention that you’ll be seeing Kevin Dolgin in cornrows?