Writer Benjamin Anastas has had enough with 140-character bursts, and Rushdie's mourning for Whitney Houston was the last straw.
But one day, Rushdie said Elizabeth discovered her beloved gold charm bracelet, which had belonged to her mother, was missing.
It is undeniable that the Booker helped Rushdie get kind reviews in the upmarket press and elevated him further.
“Good story, he thought ... he would find out exactly how good a story it was,” Rushdie wrote.
What Rushdie realizes is that, in the end, all readers become children when led by the hand of a great writer.
Bono Stands Up During the Achtung Baby tour, Rushdie met Bono after he was invited backstage.
He was a low-key headliner—though after the event, the entryway was mobbed with fans toting Rushdie novels.
One of them, “another famous invisible man,” was Thomas Pynchon, and this gave Rushdie particular excitement.
It was a travesty and, as Rushdie himself put it, a “farce.”
The two would reunite later, loneliness getting the better of him, Rushdie wrote.