Reader's Request

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'The trouble with him was not that he had enemies; everybody has enemies. His trouble was that he had no friends.'

Many thanks,
Richard Carreño


Steven Goldleaf said...

Not only does this not sound familiar, but it doesn't sound like O'Hara, who had plenty of friends, at least as I define "friends": people who will gladly dine with you, listen to your troubles, and confide theirs in you. All you have to do to verify this is read O'Hara's letters--if the people writing him weren't his friends, then I've never had one either.

Henry Holman said...

Is there a collection of O'Hara letters published? Pls advise


RGK said...

Yes, there's an excellent one edited by Matt Bruccoli: Selected Letters of John O'Hara.

It's out of print now, but available through many online dealers.