I love stories.  I am interested in the stories I have lived, and in the commonality we share as humans. Now I’ve written these stories down as a collection of essays. This book is a memoir-ish. A tell-most. How reaching for the dream is easily more interesting, expansive, sad and funny, than the dream itself coming true.


Scenes from my life.

How things not working out... actually worked out in the end.

A memoir... ish

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Pre-order the audiobook of Managing Expectations to receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes interview of Minnie Driver when recording.

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