Mona Simpson is a novelist and a professor at the University of California Los Angeles. Her books include Anywhere But Here, Off Keck Road, and (most recently) My Hollywood.
"And even if you hate her, can't stand her, even if she's ruining your life, there's something about her, some romance, some power. She's absolutely herself. No matter how hard you try, you'll never get to her. And when she dies, the world will be flat, too simple, reasonable, fair."