Friday, July 5, 2013
Am I afraid to open it? Yes. (I feel this way about every book.)
Will I open it someday? Perhaps. (I think that is required, and probably sooner or later, as I have two book interviews scheduled for next week. I need to know myself, to the degree that is still possible. To the degree that I can bear myself.)
Do I love the cover? Absolutely. (It's a dream cover, and you can't lose it at night.)
Many thanks to the Gotham team for making Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir the reality it has become. I very much wanted this to be a paperback book, so that it would not represent a burden on writers' and students' budgets. Gotham saw this—and many other things—in precisely the same way, and for that I'm ever grateful.