Quote of the Day: Amy Bloom’s Sort-of Dad Told Her to Bag Sean Connery

“The best advice I ever received personally was from the man who acted as my father during my growing up (I don’t know how else to put it; not surrogate, not adopted, not foster): You cannot fake love; how you really feel will always come out. You cannot fake effort; talent is great, but perseverance is necessary. Anyone can get anyone to sleep with them — if you want it bad enough. (Sean Connery? I said. Sidney Poitier? Anyone, he said.)”

– National Book Award-nominated author Amy Bloom inadvertently explains to readers why she writes messed-up relationships so well in Narrative Magazine