“DA: Being laid off in your case turned out to be a great opportunity.
NA: I decided it was now or never in terms of becoming a writer. I could only see one way of making a living writing, and that was as a TV writer. I decided I should write both prose fiction and screenplays. There was a period of six or seven months of unemployment in New York after I was laid off, and during that time I wrote pretty feverishly. Some of the short stories in The Girlfriend Game were from that time, too.”
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