Dottie Lamm's vibrant, engaged, and passionate personality shines through in this third collection drawn from her popular newspaper columns, covering a span of 25 years. For this volume, she has specifically chosen those essays that elicited emotional, often deeply personal responses from her audience. The result is a thought-provoking compilation of pieces that will pull at heartstrings and elicit "Aha " moments for readers old and new.Lamm was the first lady of Colorado for more than a decade (from 1975 to 1987), and she ran as Colorado's Democratic candidate for the US Senate in 1998. In these pages, she shares insights stemming from the myriad roles she has fulfilled over her lifetime, not only as a political spouse and a politician in her own right but also and especially as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, feminist, and friend. Throughout this book, she tackles tough issues and tender realities-from marriage and children to aging and ethics-with candor and compassion, frequently offering her observations with an endearing, self-effacing humor. As former Governor Dick Lamm, her husband of 57 years, says, "This book will give you an insight into the real Dottie Lamm, the person I have always loved but have now come to know in a deeper way."