David Alan Mamet is a playwright, essayist, screenwriter and film director.
“..And he can work wherever he goes, writing in longhand in the Clairefontaine spiral notebooks, large size, that he prefers. ‘I hate the computer,’ he said. ‘I hate their spell-check. I won’t ever do e-mail. I love working on a typewriter, the rhythm, the sound; it’s like playing the piano, which I do, too. I’m afraid of only two things: being lazy and being cowardly. I get up early in the morning and go to work. I love to write.’ So, sitting in the wire chair, he took possession of the interview and wrote it up himself, in his Clairefontaine notebook. This is it, along with the title he gave it: Afternoon with a Playwright.”
“Mamet Talk” an interview with David Mamet by Lillian Ross, The New Yorker, May 19, 2008