David McNair is a journalist and writer who grew up in New England and lives in Charlottesville. Virginia. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and his fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and other literary journals. In 2021, he was the runner-up in the Sewanee Review’s annual fiction contest. Reach out at dsmcnair@gmail.com or on Twitter at @DSMcNair

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  1. I’ve read this article several times now and found it not only well written, but soulful and honest. It is simply astounding what the high of fame does to people, the illusion of self-importance makes lives, ruins lives. We witness it in some form or another everyday. Haines sounded like a fascinating man. Your point about extremes in particular captures I think the correlation between all the figures in the article. One would think it shouldn’t be so much work to be around people. Ultimately, you realize that happiness isn’t worth sacrificing for the temporary triviality of being recognized in this short life. I really appreciated your honesty in this writing. Thank you.

    • Brendan,

      You’re not going to believe this, but I’m reading your comment for the first time…I really don’t check my own website very much, I guess. Anyway, thank you very much for your kind words and for reading.

      All the best..


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