I met with Rebecca Wolff for lunch at Le Pain Quotidien in Chelsea where we talked about her novel, The Beginners, a gothic coming-of-age tale set in a small town.
I met with Ellen Pearlman at Yaffa Café in the East Village. She had the salmon. I had an iced mocha. It was a dismal day but we sat outside so I could smoke which, it turned out, I couldnt. We talked about her book, Nothing and Everything: The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde, 1942-1962 which was released by Evolver Editions, an imprint of North Atlantic Books, in April.