Sunday, August 06, 2006

You make my heart sing

Wonder why James Ellroy has been silent for so many years?

I drove down for frequent visits. I hid from my marriage and hung out with friends. I rocked behind L.A. ambivalence. I love you, I hate you, I need you. Please come here and now go away.

Destiny is often denial pushed to the breaking point. My dope use escalated. I OD'd three times in summer '03. I took myself back to that rooftop terror. I fed off of it and learned from it and prayed to it. I went into a rehab program in August. I've been sober ever since.

Check the whole article which is like a love letter to LA. (via Grumpy Old Bookman)

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