The title comes from a Taoist fable written over 2,000 years ago. It serves as a metaphor for how we define our world by our experiences and forget that there is much more available to us than we ordinarily perceive. I came upon this story in China at a desperate time in my life and through the unlikeliest of teachers, learned to see the sky of choices and the sea of possibility outside my own well. The Frog in the Well chronicles my waking up in a Chinese jail, traveling to a ghostly village, meeting President Clinton and finding salvation in the example of a disfigured young girl. It is a celebration of the unbounded life that awaits each of us beyond the self-imposed confines and complacency of our self-styled wells.

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