Why I don't tell most people I know that I write . . . as it was poetically put to me over a cup of coffee this morning in Boston:
"Ahh . . . really. You know I am a fantastic typist. I used to be a secretary you know. Perhaps I should write a book. I mean how hard could it actually be."
My response, puncutatied with a forced but polite smile
"Best of luck with that!"