Growing up is hard
but you are doing a beautiful job
This book was touched by many hands along the way, and I am grateful to you all.
Barbara Poelle, my agent, who employed the roadside assistance phone call and cocktail napkin methods to develop my idea,
Claudia Gabel, who took a chance on me,
And Stephanie Elliott, my editor, who worked tirelessly to help me shape the story.
Writing this book reminded me of a time when I was doing my best to grow up, and I would like to thank the friends who were there. Bob – first and foremost. Mary. Julia, Sonja, Anne, and MaryAnn. Joellen and Margaret, and Ellen and John. And of course Kristen and Mike, who are always there.