- 01 Jun 11
As his latest book hits shelves, rock journalist Neil Strauss talks celebrities, nerve-wracking interviews, and the trials and tribulations of putting together your own anthology...
Author and journalist Neil Strauss is above all else a pro. Such a pro that at the conclusion of our interview, when the tape’s turned off, he improvises a prospective opening para for this article: ‘Neil Strauss... Shelbourne Hotel... jet-lagged from his book tour...’ He then proposes that when I draft my opening para I should send it to him to rewrite, just for a laugh. Alas, deadline constraints prove prohibitive. But for the record, here’s what I would’ve sent:
Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead is published by Canongate.