This is my blog–or, one of them. There’s another I contribute to pretty sporadically at Psychology Today magazine (click here). I’m a college professor and a writer. I teach at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. And I write psychological profiles, or interpretations, of artists. In June, 2010, I finished two books: one about Truman Capote (Oxford University Press; “Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote Almost Wrote Answered Prayers“), and one about the photographer Diane Arbus (Bloomsbury; “An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus“). Both are out now. Next project: Elliott Smith biography (Bloomsbury). Title: TORMENT SAINT: THE LIFE OF ELLIOTT SMITH. (Author photo: JJ Gonson).
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