Lipton’s Journal/December 8, 1954/36
I have learned more from Susie and more from Adele 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.
- 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.
- 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.