Written by Joan Didion
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 1968
I go to a coin telephone and call a friend in New York. "Where are you?" he says. "In a piano bar in Encino," I say. "Why?" he says. "Why not," I say.
(in Los Angeles Notebook)
© 1968 Joan Didion; New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux