Friday, November 6, 2009

Dear Mr Dunne

I found out today that one of my favorite writers died in August. I don't know how I missed it but I did and his passing has made me very sad.

Dominick Dunne is one of the writers I always wanted to write a letter to and ask him what else he knew. He was a Hollywood insider who knew everyone and everything. He started out in TV and sort of landed in writing.

I first found him in Vanity Fair magazine when I was 14. I was obsessed with the Menendez Brothers trail.
I was struck by the fact that he was totally biased. Journalism is meant to be cool and level headed. He was not, he was passionate about the victims and seeing justice done for them.

The more I found out about him the more I felt for him. He lost his own daughter to violent crime and since then was focused on victim rights. He was not always popular with people and if he was not so old and if he had not been battling cancer for years I would have thought the Kennedy's did it!

I always thought about sending him a letter or email. In my head I always started the letter with, Dear Mr Dunne.

Now I won't ever have a chance to.

about his daughter

about him

his obituary in Vanity Fair

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