My Father, Norman Mailer at the 92Y

On Sunday, November 20, 2020, Susan will speak with J. Michael Lennon at the 92Y. For more information and tickets, see the event page at the 92Y.

Susan Mailer and Mailer’s authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, will discuss her story, but also the story of the five years that went into writing her memoir. They will discuss how her psychoanalytic training aided her comprehension of her father’s complex personality, and how delving into her past turned out to be a second analysis for her. They will discuss the similarities and differences between the act of writing and practicing analysis. And also, how becoming a writer has helped her maintain a continuing dialogue with her father, after his death in 2007.