I drew hundreds of pictures and they were all bad. I wasn't good at drawing. It was also a little sad to draw so much because I could see everything that was inside me. I had drawn everything I could think of. All that was inside me was a bunch of toys, and TV shows, and my family. My life was boring. I only had one kiss, and it was with my gay cousin, Jamie."
--From Palo Alto: Stories by James Franco (yes, James Franco, the actor). The book of short stories comes out October 19, 2010.
As read by Franco on his NPR interview with Terry Gross that aired today