This books begins with saying that once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person. This woman is Rebecca Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old grandmother. She asks herself Is she an impostor in her own life? and Is it indeed her own life or someone else’s? Rebecca is caught un-awares by the question of who she really is. She is trying to recover her girlhood self. In Back When We Were Grownups Rebecca awakens so many untapped feelings. We end up come away not only refreshed and delighted, but also infinitely wiser.