Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CHOMP! CHOMP! Food for Thought.

"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out back and shot it."
--Truman Capote

  • 20th century American novelist
  • most famous for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)
  • openly homosexual
  • VERY distinctive voice (nasaly) 
  • alcoholic
  • His last novel, In Cold Blood (1966; true crime), "ruined him"
  • his troubled childhood helped him to relate to one of the murderers in In Cold Blood, Perry Smith
  • he despised Jacqueline Kennedy and publicly ridiculed her
  • his best friend was Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird
  • watch a trailer of the movie Capote here

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