With A New Epilogue by editor Barbara GrahamIn this groundbreaking collection, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode the cliches and tell the real stories about what it's like to be a grandmother in today's world. Among the contributors:, � Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for Most Adored Nana., � Anne Roiphe learns to keep her mouth shut and her opinions to herself. , � Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing her child give birth to her child. , � Judith Guest confesses her failed attempt to be the perfect grandmother. , � Jill Nelson grapples with unforeseen mother-daughter tensions., � Ellen Gilchrist reveals how grandparenthood has eased her fear of death. , � Beverly Dofrio makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mother., � Bharati Mukherjee transcends her Hindu upbringing to embrace her adopted Chinese granddaughters., � Mary Pipher deconstructs the role of grandmother in our changing world.