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:02:01
I mean, I always think of
Thomas Wolfe, you know,

:02:04
if you ever seen that little
one page note to reader

:02:07
in the front of "Look Homeward, Angel",
you know what I'm talking about?

:02:09
Anyway, he says that we are
the sum of all the moments of our lives,

:02:14
and that anybody who sits down to write
:02:16
is gonna use the clay of their own mind,
:02:18
that you can't avoid that.
:02:20
So when I look at my own life,
:02:22
you know, I have to admit,
right...that I've...

:02:25
I've never been around
a bunch of guns, or violence.

:02:28
You know, not really.
:02:30
No political intrigue or...
helicopter crash, right?

:02:34
But my life, from my own point of view,
has been full of drama, right?

:02:39
And, so, I thought that
if I could write a book that...

:02:43
...that could capture what
it's like to really meet somebody

:02:46
I mean the most exciting thing
that's ever happened to me

:02:49
is to really meet somebody,
:02:51
make that connection,
and if I could...

:02:53
...make that valuable,
:02:55
you know, to capture that,
:02:57
that would be the attempt or...
:03:01
Did I answer your question?
:03:04
I'll try to be more specific...
:03:07
Were there ever a French young
woman on the train you met,

:03:09
and... spent an evening with?
:03:16
See, to me, that...
:03:19
that's not important, you know?
:03:20
So that's a "yes".
:03:23
All right, since I'm in France
:03:24
and this is last stop in
my book tour,

:03:26
"yes".
:03:30
Mr. Wallace,
:03:31
the book ends on an
ambiguous note.

:03:33
We don't know!
:03:34
Do you think they get back
together in six months,

:03:37
like they promise each other?
:03:42
Like they promised, uh...
:03:45
I think I answered that. You know, it's...
:03:49
It's a good test.
:03:50
Right? If you're a romantic
or a cynic.

:03:53
I mean, you think...
you think they get back together,

:03:56
you don't, for sure,
:03:58
and you hope they do,
but, you know, youÂ’re not sure


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