"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."
It isn't secret: there's plenty of stuff about me in this LJ - in fact, it's pretty much all about Me, one way or another - including a fair amount of David Copperfield kind of crap. I just won't repeat it all here.
All you really need to know is that the policy of this journal is that public entries are public (and there are very few f-locked entries). Comments are not only permitted, they are encouraged, and you don't have to be a friend to comment.
If you do wish to friend me, I will be delighted: you don't have to ask permission (in fact, it's probably better not to - that way, if you decide to unfriend me, we can both pretend it never happened, which will be less embarrassing for both of us). I don't automatically reciprocate: I'm trying to keep my reading list under control.