The question is: are their confessions really that interesting? I mean, have they really lived lives that are going to be filled with facinating experiences, leading to equally facinating confessions?
However, occasionally you do see a book where the person's life does suggest their confessions probably are interesting. (e.g. A former member of the Japanese mafia).
music: Little Boots
Reading: 'The Year of the Flood' by Margaret Atwood
I love her books, particularly her sci-fi/ post-apocalyptic stuff, of which this is happily one.