"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out back and shot it."
WAIT, WHO NOW?
- 20th century American novelist
- most famous for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)
- openly homosexual
- VERY distinctive voice (nasaly)
- 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