These 39 pieces are classics of travel writing, elegantly written, infused with the inquisitiveness of a good journalist and often riotously funny. Wherever he goes - Dominica, up the Amazon River, Kuwait - Allen Abel always homes in on the human element of the story.
Susie assumed her marriage to a handsome Park Avenue surgeon was great. So when Jonah is found murdered in the apartment of an 'escort', she is overwhelmed. With help from her tough-talking, high-style Grandma Ethel, Susie takes on her snooty in-laws, her husband's partners, the NYPD, and the DA as she tries to prove that her wonderful life with Jonah was no lie.