"Getting Here from There affords the reader a rare opportunity to listen in on a dialogue between two women who took risks in daily life and with ideas, and who invented themselves as highly accomplished professionals. Across differences of culture, age, and vocation, Miles and Sakomura create a common ground for exploring shared values and life concerns. Their wisdom, erudition, and straight-up common sense are a profound inspiration to all of us to seek the lives we envision."
Deborah J. Haynes, University of Colorado-Boulder
"Margaret R. Miles and Hiroko Sakomura draw out the best in one another despite their significant differences. Their lives as professor and producer, American and Japanese, Christian and Buddhist are rich sources of well-distilled wisdom. Their shared commitments to families and selves, to work and pleasure, to substance and style, make them ideal discussion partners. How fortuitous that they found one another and how lucky for readers that they chose to share their conversations widely."
Mary E. Hunt, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)
"This is a book of memoirs which stretches the boundaries of the genre as it compares and contrasts their different experiences of life and work."
The Revd Penny Seabrook, in Church Times, March 2013