Author's Comment: The Sisterhood is ultimately about friendship. It's about loving the people around you in an unconditional way. Sometimes that means being honest and challenging with your friends – saying the hard things rather than taking the easy way. It's also about receiving that kind of love with grace. When I've done readings and book signings, many of you arrive in your own groups of friends. You tell me funny, poignant stories of things you've shared – clothing, scrapbooks, boyfriends (ha!), whatever. I can't count how many of you bring an extra book for me to sign for somebody you love. People say my books are fantasy, but I know they're not. I see your friendships in real life and I know it's possible. The Traveling Pants do represent love, but it doesn't take a pair of pants to get it or give it.