” . . . [Bob Loomis] told an amusing tale he’d heard about the indomitable romance novelist Jackie Collins, who said she became a writer because her husband gave her a typewriter. And then she added, ‘If he’d given me a violin, I’d be performing at Carnegie Hall!'”

–John Heilpern. “An Editor and a Gentleman.” Vanity Fair November 2011: 82.

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