Leonard Michaels (1933–2003) was the author of Going Places, I Would Have Saved Them If I Could, and The Men’s Club, among other books. FSG recently published his Collected Stories and The Essays of Leonard Michaels, and reissued his novel Sylvia. David Bezmozgis on Michaels and "Writing About Myself." Nothing should be easier than talking about ways in which I write about myself, but I find it isn't at all easy. Indeed, in writing about myself I encounter a problem that engages me even as I write this sentence.