Early readers of On Account of Because asked the same question over and over.
“Keith, you’re incredibly charming, handsome enough in the right light AND you’ve written a moving, funny and insightful book–one which all of my friends should read–but I have to know. How much of On Account of Because is autobiographical? Are you Clayton? Pops? Eleanor Buonardi? The mouse?”
The answer I gave each of them is the one I offer you. To quote my very loose translation of Mark 16:6–“If you’re looking for the author, he’s gone. Caught the 3:10 to Yuma.” For you, though, Constant Reader, I’ll give you the reason why the title says 99% instead of 100%. I do, Hitchcock-like, make a walk-on appearance in the book. The first reader to quote the description of me will get a free autographed copy of this and all my future books. Really and for true.