Archive for March 31st, 2007


March 31st, 2007

I’m back from my vacation. I’m afraid I’m going to make a post without reading through all the comments on the last one because I have so many millions of things to do. But thank you all for carrying on in my absence. Whatever it is you were carrying on about.

In internet time, this post is several epochs late, but whatever. This was Memoir Week on Slate, They ran a bunch of reviews and essays focused on “the issue and aesthetics of writing memoirs.” They asked various memoirists, including me, to write about whether and how they let the people who appear in their books know about it.  So here’s a short piece I wrote on that topic.

I’ll return after I’ve dealt with the backlog of things that built up in my absence. Why do people take vacations?