This is an easy-to-read little book I've been working my way through when I want something light and simple. It's about a woman named Nan who calls herself a "fifty-year-old runaway." She is going through menopause, so her hormones and emotions are making her emotional and reflective. She takes off on a road trip, meeting people along the way and staying in little towns. Every day she writes a letter to her husband and also makes a journal entry. The book alternates between the two. Some of this I couldn't relate to, never having been married and never having been through menopause. However, the author makes some observations that are fairly universal for all of us who grew up female---the things we longed for and dreamed about and our disappointments and self-doubts.