America’s Favorite Story

Bill Cosby eats pizza in Norfolk, Virginia. Between bites, the actor sips on coffee. He sits in the basement of a high rise, shaped like a pyramid. There’s a book on the table in front of him, next to a slice of apple pie. The book’s cover reads America’s Favorite [something]. A folded newspaper obscures the full title. Across the room, a television set is on. Cosby watches The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, in black and white. A Superbowl commercial interrupts the sitcom, avocados thrown back and forth between baseball mitts. Cosby blinks rapidly, fondles the pills in his cardigan pocket. Upstairs, Tom Hanks…

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