Travel! Adventure! Romance! What could possibly go wrong?
Raised in the safe, protective bubble of the 1950s, free-spirited “good girl,” Fay Faron, thumbs her nose at her generation’s expectation that she marry and procreate, instead taking off for a madcap life of travel, adventure, and romance. Fay soon learns that navigating her way through the promiscuous world of the 1970s will take a set of skills her Sunday school teacher never taught her.
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 recreate herself 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 even make.