Friday, January 30, 2009
Former Contributor Sarah Einstein shares her own very special memory of Updike:
John Updike introduced me to the concept of fellatio at the tender age of seven, when I stole Rabbit, Run from my mother's bookshelf. I didn't understand much of the book, of course, but knew that there was something fairly dirty going on. I asked my mother about it, and was given a copy of one of those sex-for-children books illustrated with vague watercolors of two peach hazes intertwined on the page and phrases like "make a baby" and "the mommy and the daddy." She moved all of her books with smutty bits to a higher shelf. I, of course, just found a chair.