Our five grandchildren are all over the lot in age and interests. Alyssa is nineteen, Wesley seventeen, Marlo and Teague are seven, and baby Gala, (named after Salvador Dali’s muse and mistress), is one. They are, of course, all works in progress, as is their grandfather. I wanted the kids to have what I hoped would be an unconventional guidebook for almost everything that they would encounter when they got out into life after school.