There was a time when I was taught to avoid first person at all costs (or at least know that it's much more difficult to write and to sell, and be prepared to work hard to get it right, and work harder to find an agent and/or publisher).
Has that changed?
You get the oddest emails some days. Some days you wonder if writers sit around in cyber cafes and dream up questions with cogent sentences, and understandable words, yet still make no sense whatsoever. You retire to your couch and pour the first of what is sure to be many gins. You gaze at your poodle who dons a sombrero, fetches his custom made ukelele and serendes you with "I I I I, I'm the First Person Bandito".