Oddly enough, ever since I read Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City I've found myself writing about myself in the 2nd person ("you/yours" as opposed to "I/me/mine"), and often in the past tense... as writing of events which have passed often comes naturally in the past tense.
The author of the book argues that by writing in the first person, present tense it adds a certain degree of credibility to the writing. I do agree with that, but I'd counter by saying that by writing in the 2nd person the writer is forming a stronger bond or connection with the reader. The reader is no longer reading the story from the author's perspective, the reader is suddenly being directly addressed as if the story were happening to/had happened to him/her instead of to the writer.
Despite the author's suggestion