Yesterday was the official publication date of the anthology, The Face in the Mirror: Writers Reflect on the Dreams of Youth and the Reality of Age, edited by Victoria Zackheim, the tireless and talented editor of a number of wonderful anthologies.

I wrote my essay last winter. I’d never written an essay for an anthology before, and it was a wonderfully moving experience. I’m very much looking forward to reading all the other essays in the collection.

And yes, I do have to admit that I am stoked beyond measure to be named on the cover along with the likes of Malachy McCourt and Joyce Maynard. Moi?