MY UPCOMING DROPOUT MEMOIR (“And I Shall Have Some Peace There,” February 2011, Grand Central Publishing) is no longer a private matter—not some secret document whose life plays out on my dining table and my editor’s desk. Recently it pulled itself together into what’s called an Advance Reading Copy, resembling a paperback version of the book-to-be, and showed off at BookExpo America, a trade fair at the Javits Center in New York City. My publisher also sent me an actual copy of the book lookalike (bookalike?), which I immediately showed to Jack the Demon Cat. Big mistake.