President Trump stunned Republicans by countering the NRA’s stance, calling for gun control laws that expand background checks, keep guns from mentally ill people, secure schools, restrict gun sales for some young adults, and even possibly ban assault weapons.
Born in 1957, Mona Simpson spent her early years in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She moved with her mother to Los Angeles as a teenager. While earning her M.F.A. degree at Columbia, Simpson became an editor at the Paris Review. She won accolades for her first novel Anywhere But Here (1986). After that initial success, Simpson has continued to produce well-regarded literary works, including My Hollywood (2010).