I have just finished your book - couldn't put it down! It's simply wonderful - so candid and personal (your intention) .
You captured all the drama of those Vietnam years but expose the "behind the scenes" and intricacies of government and old boy politics in a way that is so revealing. The way you allow the reader to walk with you on your journey is just great. I admire that graduate student of the 60's --the courage and risks you were willing to take--and your honesty about being able to learn from situations and mentors along the way. The title is so perfect to describe the woman you have become. You have my complete and bottomless admiration.
Happy Fourth and I look forward to seeing you in Chatham in August. Cheers and congratulations! Sue Pearse