June 21, 2012
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.