Journal of a Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays documents a woman's struggle to understand life and her place in it. Her experience with breast cancer forms the catalyst for an examination of conscience - a looking back in order that she might move forward. These essays attempt to put into perspective childhood memories, race, religion, relationships, career choices, training versus education, illness, death and a perception that the world still undervalues the role of the unwed and childless.
I.R. King was born in Curacao, grew up in St, Vincent and the Grenadines and lived in several Caribbean Islands, China and the United States. She is a Certfied Accountant and Financial Manager and holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry.