This is the collected prose of one of America's most provocative playwrights. Mamet assesses himself as a writer and included in this volume are autobiographical vignettes from childhood and youth describing the gamut of human emotion. David Mamet is a controversial playwright as well as film director. He is the author of "American Buffalo", "Speed the Plow", "Glengarry Glen Ross" (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize), and most recently, "Oleanna". He has directed films such as "House of Games" and "Things Change".