November 1999: Emceed National Book Award's 50th anniversary awards ceremony, NYC. Told audience: "Please keep your acceptance speeches short, especially if you don't win."
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I've written a lot about L.A., and I always describe it as beautiful. To me, human relationships can be sad, can be exhilarating - but it's not a product of the city. And it takes different forms. Like, in New York, you're always with people. You can't go outdoors, you can't go into the subway, you can't go anywhere without running into people you don't know. But in L.A., you really have to work ...
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