Quote from Anne Lamott The eternal dilemma for a writer—can you write honestly but not hurt others? We want to tell our stories and we have a right to tell them, but what if we hurt people in the process? I think that if we care about that person, that comes through in the telling of the story anyway. Having said that there are a lot of stories I wouldn't tell because they might hurt someone I care about. If I don't care about them, well, as Annie says, they should have behaved better!