Alexander Masters



Alexander Masters is an author and screenwriter. He is the son of authors Dexter Masters and Joan Brady. ...more

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Stuart: A Life Backwards

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A Life Discarded: 148 Diari...

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The Genius in My Basement

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Stuart

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The People of the Abyss

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“I don't know, Alexander, sometimes it gets so bad you can't think of nothing better to do than make it worse.”
Alexander Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards

“Ruth once told me when I went to visit her at HMP Highpoint that it is surprising how much of what you imagine to be your innate sense of self actually comes from things that aren't one's self at all: people's reactions to the blouse you wear, the respectfulness of your family, the attentiveness of your friends, their approval of the pictures in your living room, the neatness of your lawn, the way people whisper your name. It is these exhibitions of yourself, as reflected in the people whom you meet, which give you comfort and your identity. Take them away, be put in a tiny room, and called by a number, and you begin to vanish.”
Alexander Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards

“But one of Stuart's most personable (and most annoying) qualities is his refusal to judge strangers until he knows them, especially if they're peculiar.”
Alexander Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards

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