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October 18, 2002
She’s having her top teeth out today. I wonder if my toothache recurring today is in sympathy, or if it signals losing another one. More on the subject from Martin Amis:

“I’ve just posed the question, a rather grandiose question, in this memoir I’m writing. The question is: Of these three noted stylists-James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov and me-how many suffered dental catastrophes in their early-to-middle 40s? And the answer is all three.”

Interviewer: Clear link between teeth and greatness?

Amis: Yes, right, yeah. I like to think so!

Andie: I’ve discovered there’s absolutely nothing I’d give my eye teeth for.