4. “It’s not like I have secrets to keep that I can only tell my intimate partner—I have written about the most embarrassing stuff in my life. I’ve never had a problem being open and honest about my problems. I don’t have a big secret private life. I put everything into the public. Part of that is good, it makes my writing very raw and authentic. But part of it is not good, because, if everything is public, then what is private?
“This is one of my defenses, not being able to have that intimate private relationship. Whereas if everything is public, then it doesn’t have to be intimate and private. I don’t really have a good healthy model for intimate and private.”
5. I asked Scarlett [Mitchell], with Tucker right next to her, “Could you possibly imagine Tucker being ‘the one?’”
“As in, like, married?” she gasped, her face scrunched up in puzzlement, as if I had just asked her if the bottle of jalapeno sauce in front of her was ‘the one.’
6. Scarlett added: “Things aren’t that exciting on a regular basis. When I first starting hanging out with him, people were like, ‘Oh, was it crazy partying with him?’
“And I was like, ‘Yeah, Costco was really wild. Target is really busy on a Saturday afternoon, be careful!’”
7. “You have to deal with those feelings directly. You can’t deal with them in a bar. I wish you could man! Because, if it was possible to cure your problems with p***y and drinking and book sales, I would have done it! I would have f***in’ done it, dude! I wish, man! I wish! But I couldn’t. And neither can you.”