It's Tracy Kidder quoting with admiration a magazine piece by his longtime editor Richard Todd, who was writing about accompanying one of his daughters on a college tour. Consider the following a belated epigraph to that Yuletide post of mine.
"We met our tour guide, and then she asked us her name. "Hi, my name is Melissa?'"
-- from "Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction"
by Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd (Random House, 2013)