Wendy Doniger has taught us how to think about myths. Now she turns her shining pen to her own most intimate ones. In these pages you will find pearls her parents taught her: tricks for turning traffic lights green; how to wear a space-helmet with a dinner dress. You will find as well a loving and witty memoir by an intellectual giant about the lost microcosm that nourished her exuberant growth. And if you are at all like me, you will laugh and you will cry.