Chabon creates this lifestyle for Grady Tripp that is quite reckless. Tripp's life is loaded with drinking, drugs, sexual affairs, and a couple of dead animals even come into play. Quite a wild ride really. This all sounds like a great party and I'm sure it is for those who live this way. Chabon is really not that far off from a certain writing lifestyle that he portrays. It is not exactly your typical writing lifestyle, at least not in the era we are in today, but yes, there have been and will be more outlaw type writers. The Grady Tripp writing lifestyle definitely seems to be a dying breed, but I am positive that there are great writers out there with these issues that just haven't been noticed yet.
from the Sideline
A look at what revs my raw power to what melts my heart in a single beat.