A POSTCARD FROM DIVISIDARIO STREET
BY GARY LEHMANN
For reasons that need not be discussed here,
found myself eating breakfast at 3 am
in an all-night diner on
I was at the counter.
scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee.
In the booth across the
Richard Brautigan was trying to read a newspaper.
like he might pass out or throw up at any time.
"Right now I could do something very tacky.
I could jump up and yell
'You're Richard Brautigan,
I've read all your books. I love your
Would you sign my napkin?'"
Instead, I picked out a
postcard and addressed it to my brother.
"I'm sitting here in an
all-night diner with Richard Brautigan."
Just then the waitress
brought his food.
He was having scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee.
Then she brought my food,
scrambled eggs, bacon and
"We're having scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee," I