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A wide variety of experiences I guess. I spent the vast majority of my time just working on the book pretty hard. Hefner, as you may have picked up from reading the book, has just an enormous archive of material, and it took me a lot of time just kind of wading through all this stuff. It was really a goldmine of archival material. So I spent a lot of time working.
In addition to that, he sort of gave me the chance to observe his life from the inside. So I would go out there three or four times a year for a week or sometimes two. So I was around for a lot of the activity -- the movie nights on the weekends, what he calls Manly Night on Monday, when his old buddies come around, and I sort of got to be a member of that group. I went to a number of the big parties out there, which was quite an experience. ... It's a different world from the Midwest that we live in.
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