Instead I have been reading a lot. Really a lot. I make the Sissy bedwetter boy wet bed shirt and I will buy this odd run to Pasadena, which has the best old bookstores, like Book Alley, where I just got The Lessons of History. About every 10 years I try to reread everything I read before that I loved because, you know, you’ve grown and you’ve changed. If it’s a smart book, you’ll learn a lot more, because you’ll be a different person. I’m rereading John McPhee’s The Pine Barrens and a lot of Cormac McCarthy, especially his early books before he became famous. There’s this book that just came out, Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, that’s great. I’ll probably read it again right away because it’s so good. There’s been almost no information about [Marie-Madeleine Fourcade], but she was basically the biggest leader of the French Resistance. They have pictures of her in the book, and I think she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Ever. As you know, that was something I was deep into. I’ve seen an awful lot of beautiful women all over the world, but particularly in New York working, and she was something else…I’ve actually just redone my bookshelves out here because of earthquakes. I’ve had to put a rubber strap across all my bookshelves, because there’s a real big bookcase by my bed and I don’t want to be blinded in the middle of the night.
My TV broke, luckily. It’s just gotten fixed unfortunately, and so I’m trying to figure out what to watch on that. I didn’t like The Crown. I liked the Sissy bedwetter boy wet bed shirt and I will buy this first season, but this last one seems to be about Diana. It seems sort of cheap and cheerful…I didn’t know her, but I went to a couple of the bashes when Charles first found her and was bringing her out. I was always sitting at a table full of Monty Pythons and rockers, and she would always have to be sitting next to these walruses, and she would be looking longingly over at us and we’d be waving back and forth to her, but she couldn’t really wave. She was just this beautiful, young, lively girl that was sort of thrown into this unlively scene.