Monday, November 22, 2010

Death of an Author



Norris Church Mailer died Sunday after a lengthy battle with gastrointestinal cancer.

I met her earlier this year when she was doing a reading and book signing at a local bookseller.  She was promoting her latest (and last, I suppose) book, A Ticket to the Circus, which chronicled her life with her late husband, literary giant Norman Mailer.


Cover Image

I had this sub par picture taken of the two of us during that event -- I'm still ticked at the woman who offered to take the picture for not being a better photographer! (Just kidding).


Norris (born, Barbara Jean Davis) was originally from Russellville, Arkansas.

In addition to her memoir, she also wrote:

Cheap Diamonds

Cover Image
 
and
 
 
Cover Image
 
Regrettably, I still haven't read A Ticket to the Circus