In his 1992 novel Leviathan, Paul Auster thanks me for having authorized him to mingle fact with fiction. And indeed, on pages 60 to 67 of his book, he uses a number of episodes from my life to create a fictive character named Maria, who then leaves me to live out her own story.
SInce, in Leviathan, Auster had taken me as a subject, I imagined swapping roles and taking him as the author of my actions. I asked him to invent a fictive character which I would attempt to resemble.
He preferred to send me "Personnal Instructions for SC on How to Improve Life in New York City (because she asked...).
I followed his directives.