We lost him about three years ago…
It tickles me that an obit written about a WRITER by a WRITER is the longest obit I have ever read in the NY Times.
Tom was extraordinary. I thought TheRightStuff both the book and movie were rich, beautiful and enlightening pieces of work.
Who would have had the time to date/marry with all of his literary output until the age of 48. Sociology seemed his first love, how we go about inhabiting this place from Tom’s point of view.
His was a life well lived filled with originality for the rest of us. What a gift.
H. Robert Rubin, memoirist and author of LookBackwardAngel, an e-book on Amazon and How Did I Get Through This? to be published on Amazon this year