I enjoyed this <a href=” http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/10/22/071022fa_fact_talbot”_blank”>article.</a>
But one clarification. When it says that George Pelecanos and David Simon “met” at a funeral, some readers might infer that was their first meeting. They had known each other for quite some time by then.
And, more important to me — the funeral was for Paige Rose, co-owner of Mysery Loves Company. Paige adored George — I always thought he was her second favorite writer, after Evan Hunter, with Sujata Massey and me tied for third place — so I always like to throw her name around when possible. She would be very, very pleased, I think, to be included in a New Yorker article, if only as a “friend.”