"Buoyant humor...richly complex friendships and romantic relationships...moments that stir real emotion." (Booklife)
Setting off on a 3-year journey across America and Europe, free-spirited "good girl," Fay Faron, shakes off her fundamentalist upbringing as she navigates her way through the changing world of the 1970s, as she faces assault, poverty, punishing jobs, betrayal, loss, and romance.
Powering through a series of revenge plagues rained down from The Almighty-hey, she is breaking all the rules, after all-Fay must learn to recalibrate her conservative group-think or abandon her road-trip-as-a-lifestyle existence and retreat to the soul-crushing community from which she escaped.
Part historical snapshot, part travelogue and part confessional, this laugh-out-loud memoir is the story of every woman who has pondered the road not taken or grappled with the guilt of not being able to live up to rules she didn't make.