figures like me and scarsdale new york were not on the page. it was a natural thing for me to use those worlds, and the rules of those worlds to inform my fiction. but if you look at a book like -- i am not motor. i am extremely not mona. none of that happened. the way that it is autobiographical though i will say is that tensions in the book are my tensions. gertrude stein once said an interesting thing. she said the artist works by locating the work in itself. we all wish that should set herself of course, but the fact of the matter is that as a result of our contact with the world we have all developed nerves and sensitivities. it's my opinion that if you can find one of those nerves, you will have a book but it was much more and it will be very personal because they are your nerves, but it will be far more interesting than the facts of your life. we know the nerve in mona is a chinese girl turned jewish bitwise at funny? it's really literally i used to say i will keep beds of index cards, these little spiral-bound notebooks and i would writ
obviously a relative ofested in scarsdale because america isfasc fascinating to me that minority was the majority so in the civil rights movement. and i was supposed to say i'mre. asian and i'm proud and i'm jewish.factf the that most people in the new yort area that everybody knows you dish. in ts so i was interested in the hybrid cell that jewish changedy voice i also knew that voice amazingly well. so i know this dialect extremely well is very easy to write in it.t i thought that itself wrote to the complexity of life in america. -- you that i i need to go to college ref and that reflects me. and for me that comes from one background and then that becomes a little jewish. so it's too simple to say somebody that looks like me butt that's not the case. n >> when you are in china do they know you are american? >> that's interesting. teaching at beijing university d my students would say they knewd by the way that i walked. i walked in american way.alking if i was not walking they would not know. let's hear from can in atlanta? are you with us? can you hear me? >> caller: i apologize.
witnesses say the victim, 61-year-old william litten of scarsdale, new york, was swimming near seals on wednesday when he was attacked. about ten people carried him from the water. he is in serious condition with deep puncture wounds to his torso and leg. >> as bad as that is, he is very lucky. >>> aretha franklin's longtime friend and collaborator stevie wonder will join us from los angeles. ahead what he loved most about sharing the stage with the queen of soul. we'll be right back ♪ i sit and wait in vain morn we'll be right back. yeah, i think i can handle it. no pressure... ...that's just my favorite boat. boom. (laughs) make summer go right with ford, america's best-selling brand. and get our best deal of the summer: zero percent financing for sixty months on f-150. get zero percent financing for 60 months- plus $2,800 bonus cash on a 2018 f-150 xlt equipped with 2.7l ecoboost. and the wolf huffed and puffed... like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. so my doctor said... symbicort can help you breathe better. starting within 5 minu
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