"Analytic writing is a literary genre that involves the conjunction of an interpretation and a work of art."
"Fiction and nonfiction writers know that conversation has the power to hold the reader right from the beginning. A creative nonfiction report that doesn’t let us hear human interaction tends to be boring."
"Every writer of creative nonfiction is an Ishmael who alone has lived to tell the tale-the true story that only he or she can tell."
"Moreover, just as the subjects' covert expectations of the investigator may be revealed in their dream reports and accompanying associations, the investigators may gain comparable insights by attending to their own dreams....If understanding both their patients' transference and their own counter-transference feelings is the essential task of therapists in our own society, social scientists, working in exotic settings which the parameters of the researcher-informant relationship are impossible to control, ignore this same task at their peril."