Mary Catherine Bateson is a writer and cultural anthropologist who divides her time between New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The author or coauthor of many books and articles, she lectures across the country and abroad and serves as president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in NewYork City. Bateson is professor emerita of anthropology and English at George Mason University. Her most recent book is Willing to Learn: Passages of Personal Discovery (2004).
- “Why Should I Inconvenience Myself?”