A collection of Writing Quotes by Michael Pollan
Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done - to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can.
Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about.
My writing is remarkably non-confessional; you actually learn very little about me.
Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something.