Kids were asking me about my life, and I would dole out a few anecdotes, and they kept saying, “Oh, you should write a book. You should write a book.” And I thought I should write a book, and I was trying. And every summer I would try to write the book, and you need — you can’t do it. It’s like running a marathon. You can’t say, “Oh, I’m going to run the marathon.” You have to, nine months in advance at least, start training. And it’s the same thing with writing. You have to get the rhythms, and you have to, above all, find the voice, and it took me all those years, not until I retired. But I had the material. That’s the main thing. The material was circling around my head and lying there in my notebooks waiting to be tapped.