How did you react? Did you find it thought-provoking? You may already know (if you've been reading my blog in the last two months) that this is how I felt about Prozac Nation. Did reading another person's memoir make you want to write your own? Is it right to be inspired that way? Does this happen often?
For that matter, have you ever found anything (any genre) you've read to be thought-provoking enough to make you tell your own story? Do authors really get influenced this way?