As you describe it in Handbook for an Unpredictable Life, your childhood was grim. What made you write about it?
Honestly, I'm still trying to figure that out. I just felt like I was supposed to, and after I started, it kind of became, Oh no, I can't stop it now.
Why did your mother take you from the care of a loving aunt and put you in a Catholic home when you were 2 years old?
I don't know. She suffered from severe mental illness, so only she knows, and she's not around, God rest her soul. I've tried for...