Hope Interrupted is a cautionary tale of hope, fear, optimism, existential dread and living. Byron and Jennifer, a southern Black man and northern Jewish woman wrote over six months of COVID, a failing economy, Black Lives Matter and political unrest. They are average Americans, born two years apart who jointly experience family, working lives, marriage, health and the future of a fractured nation. Written while generally 1,350 miles from one another, they explore the mood and attitude that traverses our country. Byron, an award-winning columnist and Jennifer, an award-winning executive with credentials in psychology lean into hope and ask if there is or ever truly was, an American Dream.