Of Memoirs and Discretion

Over the years people have suggestion that I write an autobiography of some sort or another. While my story may not be the most interesting ever, I have lived a life and I might be able to sell a few books. I lived in Silicon Valley during the dot com boom. I worked for Napster. I used to hang out in LA a lot and was somewhat heavily into the independent music scene. I've met a bunch of people.

I have always resisted the idea of documenting all that because in order to make it interesting I'd have to include the more...indiscreet moments of my friends and mine. But since I still consider a lot of these people friends, and would like to continue to do so, a tell-all is not in anyone's best interest.

I think I have come upon a format that will work, though. I'm tempted to write a self improvement book - "How to Achieve the Success and Happiness I Have Found". The cover photo would be of me in a t-shirt and ripped jeans sitting on a curb with a cup full of change. I think you can imagine the rest from there. The nice thing about putting my story in that format would be that I could mix the real events with a bit of fictional literary license and not need to indict anyone's bad behavior in the process.

We'll see if I find time in my schedule to actually write this book, but I think it would be fun. And probably sell a few copies as well.