So what is it? A narcissistic disorder? Or do we need a new category for this in the DSM-IV? Memoirmania, maybe?
You don’t pull any punches, do you? Okay. So I wrote three novels. Then a memoir. Then another two novels. Then another memoir, which was a total surprise. That one—my memoir Devotion, nearly knocked me over. I literally almost fell down when I realized what I was doing. A spiritual memoir? Really? After that book, I thought I was done with the form. But now I’ve gone and written yet another memoir, sort of. I say sort of, because Still Writing, my new book, is about writing. But stories of what formed me as a writer found their way in there. So, yeah.