Finding Forrester

When William Forrester was 23,
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...he set out to write his first book.
Many aspiring authors talk about
writing the great 20th-century novel...

...well, William Forrester did it.
On his first try.
Have you read this?
Yeah, you?
Only about a dozen times.
This was the only one
he chose to publish.

For all we know it was the only one
he chose to write.

Your job over the next week--
Your job over the next week
is to read it and tell me why.

:32:36 gonna be back tomorrow?
Yeah, they want me to spend
some time on the court.

Yeah, l heard.
Graduation was a little rough
on last year's team, that's all.

But it's just like college, right?
You get an education,
and they get what they want.

Maybe you both get what you want.
Yeah, maybe.
lt was very nice meeting you, Jamal.
You too, Claire. You gonna
be around tomorrow?

Not where you'll be...
...but you might be able
to find me for lunch.

l didn't say those two words.
Why didn't you?
Because l want you to read
more of my stuff.

You know, they talk a lot
about you out there.

All this ''legend'' bullshit.
They got some stories, though.
People wonder if you killed somebody.
That, and wondering
why you been in here so long.

l wouldn't move, though.
l'd stay for the quiet.

You don't hear nothing in here.
Our place got these noisy neighbors.
Their kid's always yelling
because he's only a year old.

Or pops is yelling
because the kid's making noise.

Then mom's yelling--
But that's a different yelling...
...because that's when the old man's
playing the tunes for her...

...and she got her head
banging up against the wall.