by Mark Chmiel
Dear Bella Levenshteyn
Got galleys for book and cover proofs. Going to a cafe early tomorrow morning and see how it looks.
I’d like to be handcuffed to you for six hours, at a bar, free-flowing drinks (White Russians, Black Russians), I-Phone tape recorders herenthere, and let you know how overthetopfunnyitrulyamandhardlyanyoneonearthknowsit, later on to transcribe our EmmaGoldmanSholemAleichemPhilipRothlvervefulvolubility into scores of pages it may take months to figure out WHAT THE STORY IS.Hope you love LA, use sun screen, read serious deep books (Ernst Bloch, The Principle of Hope, 3 volumes), avoid makeup, walk along the ocean send me a picture of you looking glorious.
As Ever in the Present Moment Only Moment
–from work that’s only now just getting revved up, Our Heroic and Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle against Tsuris