"The summer of 2003 was a very dark time around here. I almost gave up on the book more than once that summer. I threatened to burn the print-outs and erase all the files on my hard drive. I fucking hated that goddamn book. It was like having to spend every day sitting in front of a mirror, vivisecting my own brain. And all the time I'm thinking, no one's going to get this book. They're going to hate it. It's too weird."
Geoffrey H. Goodwin