"It's impossible to be just another face
in the crowd when there is another face
in the crowd that looks exactly like you."
From the essay, The Competitive Lives of Gay Twins
Why I Write
"I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try and get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment."
Where I Was From
"You are brilliant and subtle if
you come from Iowa and really strange and you live as you live and you are always very well taken care of if you come
from Iowa." Gertrude Stein
"I come from Des Moines, Iowa. Somebody had to." Bill Bryson