The Chicago Reader interviewed people I write about, including my dad, my husband, my best friends and colleagues, and my kid. It's incredible and I cried.

I love knowing that my mom writes about me because it means she loves me, she probably writes about that too. But I don't like it when she gets up so early in the morning. She needs to stay asleep so she's healthy. Also: there's no right or wrong way to save your life.
—Caleb, Stielstra's son