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David Mamet

After the reading, an eager Betsy shuffles through the line to get her copy signed. “This is a real honor,” she says, trying to sound cool. “I was wondering if maybe you’d draw in it? Like you do on HuffPo–“

“Of course.” Smiling, David Mamet draws two large and shaky circles, then a smaller circle within each of them. Finally, at each of their epicenters, he draws a single dot.

Betsy accepts it with a hint of hesitation. “Er,” she says, “is it an illustration of the inherent conflict between human need and masculine aggression, or–”

“It’s boobs,” explains David Mamet.