Kinky Friedman once remarked that the line between fiction and reality is the one he snorted back in 1978. More than two decades later, he's still getting things mixed up. Chronicle writer Sidney Moody investigates why he puts his friend John McCall, the multimillionaire shampoo magnate and owner of the beauty supply firm Armstrong McCall, in his new detective novel Steppin' on a Rainbow without even bothering to change his name.
"...other way around, I don't know. Probably in the Seventies. Late Seventies, middle Seventies. And then I hired him..."