I get it. Nothin’s ever happened to you –and you write books about it.

In de inleiding van I’ll tell you in person bedankt Chloe Caldwell Miki Howald. Haar essay Mono No Aware ‘cursed her with the personal essay epidemic’. Dan legt ze uit waarom het haar favoriete genre is. ‘I don’t have to have crazy pitch-worthy stories to do it. I don’t have to have done shit – I only have to exist and have feelings and observations.’ In een persoonlijk essay gebeurt soms iets wonderbaarlijks, het heet participation mystique. ‘I’ve learned this notion of not knowing where you end and the artist begins, while watching films and reading books, has a term: participation mystique.’