Beautiful. Definitely have to email my mom today and make sure she goes to bookhampton to buy me a copy.
And considering that Gray was a man who always told his own stories in his own words, it made perfect sense to allow him to do that with this project as well. Sifting through the volumes of Gray’s material was, in itself, revealing, and Casey notes that he wrote on everything — small scraps of paper, breast cancer pamphlets, Amtrak napkins.
The liberal dose of humor and manic energy inherent in Gray’s performances probably led many people who met him off-stage to puzzle over his more subdued nature when not in the spotlight. It’s a contraction that Casey sees in his writings as well.