Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday:

Four years ago, I had the chance to interview Sylvie Simmons about her then-new book, I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, for The Nervous Breakdown. We did the interview just two days after my then wife and I decided to split, so I was actually feeling on the verge of a nervous breakdown—but I managed to keep it together long enough to ask coherent questions, and then transcribe and edit before passing on the article to my editor for final touches and publication. (Note: ‘sea drops’ at the end is a transcription error—but I never did figure out exactly what the correct word was, and Ms. Simmons didn’t correct me when she wrote back to me after I sent her the edited interview to check for any inaccurate quotes.)


(11 November 2016)