Mimi Pockross has been a freelance writer for more than thirty-five years. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and has published many articles on the arts, education and family. Pockross is the author of two books, including her latest book, The Takeover: An Unexpected Caregiver’s Story, in which she writes about becoming the primary caregiver for her elderly parents. She is also the author of Shopping for a Living: A Memoir on Merging Marriage, Motherhood and Merchandising. The mother of two sons and the grandmother of two boys, Mimi lives in Denver and Vail, Colorado with her husband of forty-nine years.