During college, I was depressed. When I tried to imagine my future, all I could see was being trapped in a cubical in an insurance company, suffocated with work for which I had no passion. In those years, I wished there would be a book that would have given me hope. There was not, so I decided to write it.
The 1985 film 'St.Elmo's Fire' helped usher in a series of movies that spoke directly to the Boomer generation. Coming on the heels of 'The Big Chill,' the film was a poignant look back at our transition into adulthood -- a perspective that, in our late 20s and 30s, we were just beginning to appreciate.