When you were young and idealistic and you looked in the mirror, who did you see? What were your expectations for your life, and the expectations of those around you---family, teachers, community. And now that you've accomplished so much in your professional life, who do you see in that mirror? Are you satisfied or disappointed, bitter or hopeful?
Twenty exceptional authors respond to these questions in highly personal essays that are poignant and philosophic, introspective and sometimes hilarious. Authors include, Bevery Donofrio, Malachy McCourt, Joyce Maynad, Alan Dershowitz, Sandra Gulland, Aimee Liu, Leon Whiteson, Aviva Layton, Dr. Michael Bader, Laurie Stone, Margot Duxler, Richard Toon, Barbara Abercrombie, Christine O'Hagan, Lee Chamberlin, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Nancy Weber, Jane Ganahl, and Eileen Goudge.