>His ex-wife Padma, wearing a wig, and not dating Meg Ryan. From his memoir:
“TOO GODDAMN GORGEOUS TO LEAVE”
Of fourth wife Padma Lakshmi he writes, “Selfishness is her most prominent characteristic.” She ultimately left him.
“A SMALL SLEEPING ANIMAL”
The wig that police urged on him after the ’89 fatwa got worn just once. “There’s that bast–d Rushdie in a wig,” he overheard.
CARRIE FISHER, MATCHMAKER
Fisher introduced him to Meg Ryan, whom he liked until she started talking about her gurus. “Why,” she asked him, “are you so cynical?”