Hardbound, acid-free paper; library quality from the original publisher. It is a rare book of wisdom sayings that speaks to the heart, soul, and to common sense. Real is Better than Perfect is such a gem, a treasure trove of insight in the plain language of a favorite mentor, grandmother, or best friend. From summers growing up on a Colorado ranch through a sometimes turbulent journey as a wife, mother, teacher, and finally a master psychodramatist, the life-lessons and insights of Dorothy Baldwin Satten contained on these pages are touchstones for those seeking to live more authentic, joyful and fulfilled lives. They inspire a deeper look into our humanity, and challenge us to become more completely ourselves with an opening thesis so bold and freeing that if one could realize it, profound self awareness and liberation would surely follow: Design by Betsey Binét, Real IS Better than Perfect. Edited by Leslie Carol Baer.