When the famous children's novelist Gary Paulsen wrote "Harris and Me", I think he had the right idea in terms of "mindful design". He wrote with a purpose. He wrote with the reader in mind. He wrote to ensure I'd laugh my fanny off.
Reading about Harris and "me" fighting the pigs had to be the best single moment of reading... So vivid. So illustrative. So right-on!
Thank you Gary for writing something worth reading... and thank you to my husband who encouraged me to read it.