From Mira Kirshenbaum's wonderful Everything Happens for a Reason, one of the best "About the Author's" ever:
In all my books they always say the same things about me. How I'm clinical director of The Chestnut Hill Institute in Boston. How I've written award-winning books. How I've been a therapist for thirty years now. This is all true, but it never quite feels like the real me.
Here are some things about me that do feel like me. My books are on serious topics but I'm basically a happy person, and I love to laugh and have fun. It must seem as if I know all the answers (after all, why bother writing a book if all you have are questions), but I have plenty of doubts, and the older I get, the more questions I have and the more open-minded I think I'm becoming. I know I can come across as very practical and hardheaded, and I am, but inside I feel very dreamy, and filled with dreams.