A laughing-out-loud account of a young print journalist's working-around-the-world tour of duty in the 1960s. Another and different look at one of the pivotal eras of the 20th century.
In the 1960s BT (Before Terrorism), a young woman at the beginning of her print
journalism career applied to the Peace Corps. She was rejected by that august
body which was just as well as things turned out. Her motives were suspect
anyway because all she really wanted was a free ride to Africa.
This Peace Corps "no" was a disappointment, but all it really meant was that she
would have to pay her own way to Africa. That became a very good thing, as this book shows. It also shows what wonderful things can happen when you follow the advice of those sneakers that tell you to 'just do it.'
"Three be the things I shall have till I die;
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye."
The verse is Dorothy Parker's. This book is dedicated to her.