Ron Fried interviews Barbara Wasserman, discussing her life and new memoir Love of My Life. Fried writes:
At the age of 94, Barbara Mailer Wasserman, Norman Mailer’s splendid sister, has just published her first book. Her memoir, Love of My Life, is not merely an account of what it was like to be the sister of the most controversial American writer of the post-War generation, a man who, as Wasserman puts it, “always made the air bounce.” It’s also a portrait of what life was like for a generation of extremely bright and adventurous—and often frustrated—women. It captures a moment when the intelligentsia indulged in plenty of sex, booze, and passionate conversation, all of which made wish I could have hung out with Barbara back in the day.