When i got the book the first parts of the book were very interesting, however, had problems of the author talking about the so called "mainstream" towards the craft, which was kinda sick, cause after reading books from authors that she interviewed its really hard to believe in what they say. The true interviews that enjoyed the most were the ones by Trish Telesco (gotta root for the home town hero :) ), Raven Grimassi, Raymond Buckland, and Lady Sabrina and many others, cause these folks truly write in what they say in thier books.
The ones that i had to roll my eyes up and say "whatever" were authors she interviewed like A.J.Drew (cause after "wicca for couples", you cannot believe anything this guy says anymore), Phyllis Currot (which her book of shadows was a really great book, her lack of ethics in "witch crafting" were awful) and last, but, not least of the worst of the interviews Silver Ravenwolf (just read her books and you'll know why).These folks dont truly live by thier own words, instead, they either point the blame towards what is wrong with wicca..like the reader is stupid or something or they tell you how wicca "should be" and think that you should do it this way, cause thier way is the right way..thinking that the reader doesnt think for them self, this is what some of the interviewed authors (the worst ones she interviewed anyways) believe in the books that they write only in hopes that you will too. Anyways, i wouldn't bother with this book unless you want endless hours of "how i found out that i was a witch..ummmm i lit a match!" or something stupid like that, save your money and buy something better.
I thought this was really a good book with lots of great stories about today's witches. I am fairly new to paganism and I had read a couple of Knight's other books and really like them. I wondered about how she started writing books and practicing Wicca so I bought this book. I was happy I did. The stories are fascinating and really gave me lots of hope. I recommend this book to all pagans who want to know how these authors began in Wicca and how they started writing books on it. You will really like this book. It's a great book about the courage it takes to do what you believe in.