About five years ago I had a vision for a book at a
conference. The idea came in something of a flash. I had a manuscript on my
hard drive of a project that was going nowhere. But suddenly the question
occurred to me: “what would be the most fun thing to write?”
Instead of trying to write the great American novel, or a
picture of “the way we live now,” what I was truly after was capturing some
component of the process of inner transformation.