Chicago, 1949. She was a 24 year-old college graduate hoping for a career as an actress while waiting for Mr. Right. He was 35, 510, a medical student, handsome and smart. Soon he would leave for his internship in Brooklyn, but he didnt want to go alone. They met, and Bam! He was exactly what shed been waiting for. Now I know why Mama, Taught me to be true. She meant me for someone, Exactly Like You. It was a perfect match. Or was it? It doesnt take long to realize that The Promise at the Dairy Queen is more a commitment to self than any bond made with another human being. Although Dorothys memoirs take place firmly in an era of change, they come from the spirit of a girl-becomes-woman whos inner self is stronger than the definition of the times in which she lives. Hers is an inspirational story of identity vs social and family expectations. Dorothy is a double swirl with toppings in a special cone and reading her is just as satisfying. Lynn Rosen-Bright, Poet, Playwright.