I could not leave Georgia fast enough.
New York is the place where they bind books and write blurbs and arrange the publicity and print the galleys… But Chicago is the place where the book is lived out before it is bound and the song is sung before it is recorded.
In March 2005, I was appointed to the board of the Santa Barbara metro transit district. I was incredibly optimistic about how public transportation can be the solution to help people live in the city and not need a car.
For years, TransCanada has been selling the Keystone XL pipeline to Americans with all of the enthusiasm of a used car salesman – and using all of the same tricks. However, one myth is more egregious than all the rest: this pipeline will enhance America's energy independence.
Biographies are, in their nature, far more difficult to make into films than novels, because novels come with plots constructed and dialogue written, whereas I don't invent dialogue for my subjects or plot their lives for them.
Many times, my intuition wins. I trust my intuition a lot. A lot.