The main story of this book is about eight months out on the road in the seventies, hitchhiking across the country twice. I also wrote two smaller short stories. The Rise and Fall of a Dictator is about teaching at a high school and My Affair with Katrina is about living through a natural disaster. I kw what you're thinking. I kw you're tired of reading stories about hitchhiking, teaching, and Katrina. I'll bet that if you had a dollar for all the stories you've read lately about those three subjects, you could retire too. Why can't anyone think up something new like vampires and zombies.