"One of the more interesting essays is by Ericka Lutz, a "fourth generation 'Red Diaper Baby,' born into a family-on my mother's side-of atheist, culturally Jewish, Marxist, Feminist, West Coast lefty union leaders." In fact, Lutz's grandmother was Tillie Olsen, a writer who was among the first generation of feminists in this country. Lutz always felt she didn't (and couldn't) live up to the strong, world-changing life force that pulsed through her family. It took her decades to realize that "no matter how I feel about my family's dynamics, I am of them, I am them. And for me, it was the perfect closure to a relationship fraught with love and grief."