A very popular notion during this New Age period is the idea of being a Star Child. Anyone who feels less than special can claim this status, and who's to say otherwise when incarnations cannot be deciphered on the outside - both home grown and star wanderer spirits look the same when incarnated into a human body. However, where the vast majority of those claiming Star Child status are bogus and well know it, a few are genuine. Such authors as Scott Mandelker and Brad Steiger are among the few who are genuine Star Children, with a mission to assist mankind during the Awakening by describing reincarnation in a fashion that many can relate to - less ethereal and more down-to-earth and humorous, and filled with specific examples. In this, they have succeeded, and enjoy continuing success.