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Will Patton and Denis Johnson

Will Patton and Denis Johnson

June 21, 2012

BAM Cafe

Denis Johnson - Author

This was a special non-musical night.  I have read three (so far) books by Denis Johnson and love them.  It was a grown-up night: expensive, a lovely dinner and then a reading by and interview of Johnson.  He and Will Patton, an actor, read from a play by Johnson, “Purvis” about an FBI agent from the 1950’s.  During the interview he said that about 50% of “Jesus’s Son” is autobiographical -- it’s about addiction and it rang true.

He was forthright and seemed down-to-earth -- always good. I will read the rest of his books as time goes by.