David Frankel, “Hopes Springs” (2012)


“EVERY struggling young writer has been told ‘write what you know,’ despite a digital library’s worth of contradictory evidence. Stephen Crane never went to war. Ray Bradbury never went to space. Dante, as far as we know, never went to hell. And Vanessa Taylor has never been married.” [. . .]    –John Anderson, The New York Times, August 3, 2012