Wilfrid Sheed — English Novelist born on December 27, 1930,

Wilfrid John Joseph Sheed was an English-born American novelist and essayist... (wikipedia)

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
The American male doesn't mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities.
Every writer is a writer of the generation before.
I picked up the writing on the very day he died. It was the only consolation I could find.