Why do most celebrity writers despite being interviewed?


Answer – 

There are several celebrities mentioned in this chapter like Rudyard Kipling, VS Naipaul, H.G. Wells, Saul Bellow, etc. who dislike interviews very strongly. Most of them considered interviews as an unwarranted intrusion into their lives. They do not want to reveal the secrets of their personal lives.

Even an interview is considered as an immoral activity, as a crime or sometimes as an assault. They feel that the interviewers waste their precious time which can be used by them for better purposes. 

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