On Sunday, FX premiered its show ‘Trust,’ about the life of American businessman J. Paul Getty, who built his family’s fortune in oil. Dubbed at one point the richest man in the world, he’s known for his artistic endeavors, miserliness and the kidnapping of his grandson.
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).