Well I used to work at this restaurant in the East Village, and one day I called in sick. I think I really just wanted to go the beach instead. The next day at work, everyone was straight up RATTLED because Kiki D had been in for dinner. She was apparently so nice and looked beautiful and tipped well. And I'm sure her… » 8/13/13 10:27am 8/13/13 10:27am

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Hi Robert. Thanks for chatting with us. I read the excerpt Slate ran last week and was really blown away by all the details you included, and by how close it seemed like you had gotten to the story of Melissa and her family. It's such a hard story to tell— what was the most difficult part of the process for you? » 7/17/13 1:00pm 7/17/13 1:00pm