Quote of the day: Jane Smiley on writing porn

The Complete Review links to an LA Times article written by Jane Smiley, whose new book “Ten Days in the Hills” — a novel about Hollywood — was recently released.

From the LA Times:

A FEW WEEKS before Christmas, I was talking to my mother about my new book. I said, “I’ll send you a copy, but I’ve got to tell you that there’s a lot of sex in it.”

She was silent for a moment, then she said, “Did you do that for the money?”

I was silent for a moment, and then I said, “Yes.”

But I didn’t mean it. The truth is that I did it so I wouldn’t have to write about the Bush administration for 450 pages.

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