Lipton’s Journal/December 8, 1954/36

From Project Mailer

I have learned more from Susie[1] and more from Adele[2] than from anyone but myself. But what I must always watch in Susie is when her reaction is flat—that is when a scar is being made, and she is truly hurt.



notes

  1. Susan Mailer, the only child of Mailer and his first wife Beatrice Silverman, and the oldest of his nine children, was born in Hollywood August 28, 1949.
  2. Adele Morales (1925 – 2015), who he married in April 1954, was Mailer’s second wife. The mother of his daughters Danielle (b. 1957), and Elizabeth Anne (b. 1959), she separated from Mailer in early 1961 a few months after he stabbed her with a penknife, just missing her heart. He pled guilty to felonious assault and was given a suspended sentence. They divorced in 1962.