cover image My Secret History

My Secret History

Paul Theroux. Ivy Books, $5.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-8041-0514-9

This ``witty and wise portrait of a writer as he travels the globe searching for self-understanding'' introduces Andrew Parent, a narcissist with secrets and hidden emotions. ``In his exploration of the ambiguities of love and art, Theroux has created a character so humorous and vital that we forgive his flaws,'' observed PW. Author tour. (Apr.)