Rocks in Her Head or How I Became a Rolling Stone

Rocks in Her Head or How I Became a Rolling Stone

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In 1950 the Ivanhoes were a stable family living in the oil town of Bakersfield, California. An oil geologist father with a secure job at Standard Oil and a wide circle of friends. Then calamity struck! Their teenage son was sent to Juvenile Hall for stealing. Overcome by shame, unable to face their friends, the family moved. From job to job, from country to country, uncertainty and frugality ruled their lives for decades. An arrest in Moscow by the KGB. In Poland, a fight for restitution of a stolen suitcase. Such events colored their travels. When the gypsy wonderers finally decided to retum to California, the author, with little money and no hotel reservations but lots of moxie, travels alone to Tehran, Bangkok, Manila, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vancouver. a€œRocks in Her Heada€ is an unembellished personal story told with humor, sincerity and candor as the author describes her dynamic life of travel and determination in diverse lands. a€œWhat a trip! Youa€™ll love every page, every mile Helen Smart takes you in her charming and yes, very wise true story remaking her familya€™s livesa€ Laird KoenigOne big change had taken place in our eightmonth absence. The portiere wasa ... The portierehad acar, thevery first automobile hehad ever owned, a smallgray Fiat 500, the Cinquecentoso popular withthe Romans. a€œItisa splendidcar, a€ he told ... Can youplease come alone on Sunday at two oa#39;clock to seeif it belongsto you?

Title:Rocks in Her Head or How I Became a Rolling Stone
Author: Helen Liss Ivanhoe Smart
Publisher:Trafford Publishing - 2014-12-02

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