I never thought I’d attempt hitchhiking. It seemed too Kerouac, and I’ve always been a Fitzgerald. Besides, growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, transportation was never an issue. We practically lived in our cars, eating breakfast, lunch, and sometimes a quick, one-handed dinner...
When I was a kid, I liked to play something I called “The Apartment Game.” This entailed imagining my future life as a twenty-something living in an apartment. Hello, adulthood! Turning 20 seemed like a mythically distant event, a milestone I’d never