Bill James on Reading About Oneself

Bill James [via the aforementioned Tim O'Reilly]: “I tried to skip over the parts about myself [in Moneyball by Michael Lewis]. I established a policy many years ago of trying not to read anything written about myself. Mr. Lewis was very kind to me, and I appreciate his kind words, but ... it is unhealthy to base one's self-image on what other people say about you, even if they are generous.”

The more I read about Bill James, the more I like.