Charles Warner was an American essayist in the late 1800's. As a boy he lived in Charlemont, Massachusetts: the scene of the experiences pictured in his study of childhood, Being a Boy (1877). He traveled widely, lectured frequently, and was actively interested in prison reform, city park supervision, and other movements for the public good. As We Go includes 26 short studies including Our president -- The newspaper-made man -- Interesting girls -- Give the men a chance -- The advent of candor -- The American man -- The electric way -- Can a husband open a wife's letters? -- A leisure class -- Weather and character -- Born with an 'ego' -- Juventus mundi -- A beautiful old age -- The attraction of the repulsive -- Giving as a luxury -- Climate and happiness -- The new feminine reserve -- Repose in activity -- Women--Ideal and real -- The art of idleness -- Is there any conversation? -- The tall girl -- The deadly diary -- The whistling girl -- Born old and rich -- The 'old soldier' -- The island of Bimini -- June.