Rita states: "I feel as if I'm slowly beginning to switch on lights, illuminating rooms of my father's character that I'd never known existed. With just a few questions answered, I'm beginning to assemble the pieces of the puzzle that is my father."As the accounts unravel, the truths of who her father became as a result of World War II contrasted with Rita's own coming of age in Greenwich, Connecticut show us how lucky we are to be Americans. As many of us are when we are young, she didn't understand where her father was coming from when one year at her birthday party she did not get the outfit she wanted (certainly you must like Fashion to some degree if you are reading Whom You Know, so you may have done this also!), and now as an adult in writing this book it is clearer than ever that she does know where her father came from now.