This is book 4 in Diana Athill's memoirs that started with "Instead of a letter","After a funeral","Stet-An editor's life". I first came across this author when I saw a documentary about her life on TV a few years ago. Diana is very honest about growing old and all that goes with that. She never takes anything for granted and is brutally honest about her younger years and the good and bad things about getting older. Her honesty is refreshing and it is not often you get a honest account of aging. Diana led a very full life and in this book she covers topics such as: her family, childhood , aging,sex ,and books/reading. A very interesting read.Highly recommend!!!