“Fifty years ago, a Kansas family picked up a hitchhiker on their way to Iowa. What happened on that drive became part of literary history.”
“I thought I’d never publish these things. I thought it was important for me to hide the fact that I’m not right in the head.”
The writer showed his students and friends how to remain an artist, even when one becomes a kind of cult figure.
“These stories are a marvel and will break your heart.”