One day when I was reading magazines in the old Liquor Store I saw this picture.  OMG I thought that’s the guy who sits in the middle booth, late in the afternoon, working on a screenplay (I guess) with a woman who turned out to be Juliana Lavin.  He may have even been there when I cut the photo out.  He signed it.  I framed it and put it on the Wall.  It was only afterward that my life was enriched by reading his debut novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and the book that got his photo in the magazine in the first place, Wonder Boys.  

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