Someone To Watch Over Me, is a novelized memoir that captures the shifting spirit of the past six decades. Because it's based on true events and real people, many of whom are well known, I've fictionalized my story to protect the identities of the main characters and the people who passed through their lives. The three women who share center stage come of age in New York City during the 1960s. Annie Ryan becomes a writer, Maureen McDermott a well-known singer, and Sabrina Aldrich a television newscaster. At times all three meet and share their hopes, their challenges and tribulations -- in short, their humanity. This novel takes a searching look at dysfunctional families, childhood rape, interracial romance, divorce, addictions, redemption and love. It is serious in sections, humorous in others, and deeply human throughout. The story ends just after 9/11, a date that changed the world. Do all three survive? Sabrina is at the TV station when the first plane hits the World Trade Towers, Maureen has an apartment nearby and Annie has been married to a New York City fireman who is on duty that fateful day. The drama is moving and real and the ending thought provoking.