Those closest to an artist can certainly give insights, but the cause and effect ending in suicide remain confusing—at times, impossible to understand. Certainly Cobain was a complex man, and whether he was actually “sweet” or not, doesn’t so much get argument as becomes secondary to the issue: what makes definitive artists kill themselves at twenty-seven? It just seems too much of a coincidence that some of the greatest artists (in music, anyway), died at the same age, clearly before their time or what they could have accomplished. Or was twenty-seven years the limit? Hard to know. Good interview here. Would like to read this book.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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