I don’t know if there’s a stronger influence on my writing, both fiction and nonfiction, than Lorrie Moore. For a certain demographic of female writer, that’s a common sentiment. This sounds ludicrous, but just thinking of the table of contents makes me happy.
Or, from Tilda Swinton,
AUNTIE MAME, Patrick Dennis
“Mame: who did you ever dream of being adopted by??” -TS