My Name Is Jody Williams
is a memoir. Why switch from writing about land mines to something so personal?
I think there's a mythology that if you want to change the world, you have to be sainted, like Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela or Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ordinary people with lives that go up and down and around in circles can still contribute to change.
What made you, an admitted introvert, become an activist?
I was at university during the time of great social upheaval in the 1960s. But I floundered for another decade until I was given a...