Twain’s 100-year-after-his-death autobiography just came out. I’ve skimmed the 600+ pages and have read reviews. Even if the audience was 100 years in the future, that was motivation enough. And Twain must have felt highly confident that yes, the book would get read. Garrison Keilor just reviewed it and suspects that Twain’s claim that the book was too controversial for its time was just another of the author’s famous ruses (read Huck Finn) to ensure interest.
In terms of this blog, I haven’t made it easy to respond, so I don’t know if anyone is reading. You have to go to my author Facebook page to comment (and I will try to “correct” this in the coming months). But if you are reading, I’d love to hear. To give me reason to spew a little more. Or, don’t let me know. I’m used to that.