Author Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. Her new book is "An Accidental Autobiography (Houghton Mifflin). In this unconventional memoir, Harrison arranges the chapters alphabetically because she says "the path of memory is circular and coherent." Harrison grew up in Brooklyn and was converted by her mother to Jehovah's Witness, a source of much pain and a major influence in her writing. Also a journalist, essayist and short story writer, she has traveled extensively in Libya, India, Guatamala and Italy. Harrison has seven other non-fiction books and one novel.