I’ve read many of his works before so I thought I’d know what to expect with this. He threw me a curveball. His openness about his divorce after so many years of marriage, of feeling alone, the inner search…. it was deep and heartfelt, honest. Traveling around the world and cooking meals for authors he admired as a way to say thank you and provide something solid for the students he mentors was a grand idea. Wish I’d thought of it.