Image and quote via NYT
In the mid-1960s, Dad purchased several porn novels through the mail. My mother recalls him reading them with disgust — not because of the content, but because of how poorly they were written. He hurled a book across the room and told her he could do better. Mom suggested he do so. According to her, the tipping point for Dad’s full commitment to porn, five years later, was my orthodontic needs.
Kentucky author Chris Offutt is apparently turning the New York Times piece into a book to be published in 2016. Read more on NPR: Chris Offutt reveals a family secret in My Father, the Pornographer.