I am the least illustrious interviewee featured in my friend Jennifer Finney Boylan’s new book, Stuck In the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders. (Other interviewees include Edward Albee and Richard Russo.) Although I have zero interest in “parenting” I was up late last night reading this book. The title is somewhat misleading; it is, like my own book, about the somewhat mixed experience of being alive, and it is, like all of Jenny’s work, smart and funny and moving. It even made me faintly envious, in a safely abstract way, of her domestic family life.