Once he saw Salman Rushdie hold up a book and say, “This is a hundred thousand words. That’s a hundred thousand choices. Impossible to get them all right.”
McCormick loves Enchantress of Florence.
He turned to the woman with him at Rushdie and said, “It is hard to be made of words.”
She said, “No. It’s like brushing your teeth or making the bed.”
She was wrong or she was mean. Either way.