Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.
Book writing is a little different because, in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and basically has the same sensibility as me.
The essays are very solipsistic and self-absorbed, I'm totally conscious of that. To me, book writing is fun, and I basically just write about things that are entertaining to myself.
I've been asked about this constantly, and I compare it to how if you're walking down the street and some schizo guy comes up to you and vomits on you: You wouldn't be hurt by that, you'd just think it's weird.