Moehringer provides a self-aware analysis of what it is really like to ghostwrite in this astute essay. As well as a study of the genre, he also elaborates on working with Prince Harry and the horror of coming out of the shadows into the headlights of the tabloid press. It’s an interesting, thoughtful look at the highs and lows writing can bring.

No, rather than the rightness of going after Harry, I was questioning the heat with which I’d done so. I scolded myself: It’s not your comeback. It’s not your mother. For the thousandth time in my ghostwriting career, I reminded myself: It’s not your effing book.