Class #55: Love and Passion


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James Ellroy is one of America's finest novelists.  Some of his 19 books include: LA Conflidential, White Jazz, American Tabloid, Shakedown, and the Black Dahlia.  His latest novel, Perfidia, comes out in September and is available for pre-order now.  James is a man whose live has full of notable love and passion. 

In this class we talk about:

  • The complete list of Ellroy’s work.
  • Love of Beethoven’s music and identifying with him.
  • His first music appreciation class.
  • Writing a book about the unsolved murder of his mother.
  • Being a sex crazed teenager.
  • Being obsessed with your mother.
  • Having the choice to live with either your mother or your father.
  • Being divorced twice and having no children of his one.
  • Living in an imaginative life.
  • Training to be a novelist.
  • Having conversations with women who were strangers.
  • Having a heartbreaking conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number.
  • Having parents that had a rocky relationship with each other.
  • Having a father who was all talk.
  • Having very few of happy memories with his parents.
  • Staying healthy and fit in your sixties.
  • Early forms of pornography in the 1970s.
  • Wanting to save porn actresses on the screen.
  • Having a connection with women other than physical connection.
  • Begging for love, attention, and commitment.

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