Richard Mason came to my college on Thursday and did the first reading from his new book, History of a Pleasure Seeker! I helped out with setup and got to sit in on the reading and book discussion, and he is such a amiable and lovely man! He spoke a lot about the writing process - he actually wrote all of HoaPS by hand - and his inspirations for the novel and the stylistic decisions he made while writing it and also how he wanted to weep after the Season 4 finale of Mad Men. I feel like I learned a lot from him in addition to just being in general awe of his charm.

I also got my copy of the book signed, and he wrote:

"To Kerishma -
Here’s to adventure!
All good wishes,
Richard Mason.
New York, 16-ii-12”

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