One of the age-old questions of philosophy is what does it mean to live a good life? Such concerns are important to us all, yet the voices and thoughts of women have often been missing from the conversation. In this extraordinary book, award-winning writer, Julienne van Loon addresses the work of leading international thinkers, interrogating and enlivening their ideas on everyday issues. She discusses friendship with pre-eminent philosopher Rosi Braidotti, wonder with cultural historian Maria Warner, play with celebrated novelist Siris Hustvedt, love with cultural critic Laura Kipnis, work with socialist feminist Nancy Holmstrom, and fear in relation to the work of Helen Caldicott, Rosie Batty and Julia Kristeva.Her journey is intellectual and deeply personal, political and intimate at once. It introduces readers to some extraordinary women whose own deeply thoughtful work has much to offer all of us. They may transform our own views of what it means to live a good life.