Some of my favorite reading comes into my email from DelancyPlace.com. Today's sample was taken from a book about Bill Murray (The Tao of Bill Murray by Gavin Edwards) and his unusual childhood. Born in Evanston, Illinois, he grew up in nearby Wilmette. Both Evanston and Wilmette are pretty ritzy neighborhoods, but Bill grew up in a family of nine children, which may account for the fact that the Murrays don't seem to have had a lot of money. Then, Bill's father died while Bill was just seventeen. The book records Bill's desperate attempts to be noticed among such a large tribe, and in particular, to get a laugh out of his father. It is kind of heart-breaking, but I do think this is how performers--and artists, and writers--are born.
.Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries and the Max Tudor series. Also the author of the standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE. All books available everywhere and in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio.