I was writing very early, like I was involved in our high school literary magazine, which was called 'Pariah.' The football team was the Bears, and the literary magazine was 'Pariah.' It was great. It was definitely a real sub-culture. But I wrote stories for them.

-Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta

It just so happened that for most of my life I've lived in the suburbs. Tom Perr

Tom Perrotta
I really wanted to be a musician, but it turned out I had no sense of time.
Tom Perrotta

It just took some people a little longer than others to realize how few words they needed to get by, how much of life they could negotiate in silence.

Tom Perrotta
I used to describe myself as a comic novelist, but my concerns seem to have darkened over the past few years.
Tom Perrotta

The lesson you have to learn as novelist is how to be collaborative, and how to say, "I don't get to dictate this."

Tom Perrotta
I find that even small changes sometimes jog you out of a mental rut. Tom Perr
Tom Perrotta

It's not the cheating. It's the hunger for an alternative. The refusal to accept unhappiness.

Tom Perrotta
It just so happened that for most of my life I've lived in the suburbs.
Tom Perrotta

A screenwriter heard me read from my novel 'The Wishbones' when it was still in progress and mentioned me to some producers in Hollywood. They called, and I told them I had a novel in my drawer about a high school election that goes haywire. They asked to take a look, and my life changed pretty dramatically as a result.

Tom Perrotta
You could say that this book is ripped from the headlines, but that wouldn't be fair. Bret Anthony Johnston's riveting novel picks up where the tabloids leave off, and takes us places even the best journalism can't go. Remember Me Like This is a wise, moving, and troubling novel about family and identity, and a clear-eyed inventory of loss and redemption.