We live in a society obsessed with biography; a culture that expects an A&E special detailing the lives led by our politicians, movie stars and musicians. Biographies are breathlessly laid out before Barbara Walters on "news" specials and shown in marathon blocks on a channel devoted to the genre. Even regular folks leave their biographies open to anyone who wants to read them on Web sites like Blogspot and MySpace. The problem with the biography, though, is that it doesn't exist in a vacuum. To tell your story often involves putting other people squarely in the narrative. For example, the aforementioned Barbara Walters revealed to the world last spring that she had an affair with a married senator. The whole revelation made great copy, but in the end, I wondered about the damage... More >>>