If Susan Hasler had her druthers, she would have preferred to be the person who entertains others, brings joy to others, or heals others. Unfortunately, she lacked talent in areas of entertainment, joy-bringing, and healing. This, combined with poor planning and the need for a job when only the CIA was hiring led her to become a person who warns others. In other words, the least popular person at any party. As a CIA analyst, Hasler worked the Soviet threat, proliferation, and terrorism. Warning is a grim business that eventually warps the mind. She has always been aware of this and countered it with warped Humor. Seventeen years after leaving the CIA she still can't escape the warning mentality or the warpage. So, cautionary tales it is. Go elsewhere for fairytales.