If you don’t know her, Mona Simpson may sound familiar because Homer Simpson’s mother was named after her or more impressively she is on her sixth novel. Her first novel, Anywhere But Here won the Whiting Prize and was turned into a film. At 25 she found – and recently lost – her biological brother, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. In Casebook, she explores the complexity of Miles’ relationship with his parents and how it changes through divorce and his subsequent intense & technical surveillance of their lives. In a parallel twist, Donna had to record the interview from Mona’s moblie instead of the planned Skype interview due to “technical intervention” on the part of her son!