He could speak like most of you would like to write

“Twain stipulated that his memoirs would not be published for 100 years, a time that just arrived this year.”-- Mark Twain Autobiography Reveals Tragic Life Mark Twain Autobiography Reveals Tragic Life - ABC News

It is said that Mark Twain dictated the memoirs and “didn’t go in and polish them up and revisit them.” According to the comment, in the article mentioned above, by Robert Hirst, curator of the Mark Twain Papers, he could speak like most of you would like to write.

What an exciting project! I’m looking forward to reading all three volumes the minute they hit the shelves. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

I hope Twain’s books do not damage the shelves after they arrive at bookshops.