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Abe Waitzkin

What Is True?

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 03.12.2013 | Books
Fred Waitzkin

But how does one reconcile the idea of truth-telling with an inability to differentiate between reality and fantasy? I think that question goes to the essence of great fiction and poetry making, and also perhaps to the uncanny power of dreams.

How I Became a Writer

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 02.05.2013 | Books
Fred Waitzkin

I came to it in fury and revolt. I wanted to be a salesman like Abe Waitzkin, and I wanted to be Jack Kerouac or Raymond Radiguet. Probably it was the tumult, the tension and war in my home, the beat of the conga drums, the rhythm of Hemingway's sentences that first tempted me.