07/19/2010 12:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bret Easton Ellis Inspired By Abusive Father

He has revisited his youth with his latest novel, Imperial Bedrooms, a sequel to Less Than Zero. "Mostly, in my case, writing comes from pain, confusion, stress," he says, before helpfully reciting a list of motivations: "I have father issues. Somebody didn't love me. I became famous too young..."

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