A premise of this chapter is that bilingual life narratives constitute more than raw data for scholars’ research on language and cognition. The authors discussed here-Eva Hoffman, Luc Sante, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and others-reflect actively in their own right on questions that concern scholars of bilingualism, such as the central question explored in this chapter, whether bilinguals experience emotions differently in their respective languages. They reflect, however, with respect to their own experience and in a personal, and often literary rather than technical, academic language.