HAPPILY EVER opens this week!

HAPPILY EVER opens this week!

There will be a little train drama this week (check the train schedules!), but there will also be a lot of drama on the stage at Brooklyn College! My SHOW is OPENING. I’m SO excited!


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The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

This book changed the way I read literature. It was the first book I remember reading that left an actual TASTE in my mouth; it didn’t matter what the story was about as much as the way Duras laid the story out on the page, like a succulent French meal. I think that this is the book that made me understand poetry in a visceral way. I read it when I was much too young – 13? 14? – and it may have ruined the way I view love, but it gave me sensuality and juicy words and imagery that has never, ever left me. Such a good book!

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

I’m posting a photo of the film cast, but really it was the book that changed my life. The film WAS good; it engendered in me a fairly long-lasting fascination with Matt Dillon and a less long-lasting fascination with Ralph Macchio (“Let’s do it for Johnny, man. Let’s do it for Johnny!”). Still, Ponyboy Curtis was the confidante of my youth; I wrote pages and pages in my journal to him, knowing that he would understand my very particular childhood despair. A good book can be life changing because it can make one feel less alone – a priceless feeling at any age.