This is Bruce Rosen s critically acclaimed first book, and is a memoir dedicated to his mom, Alma Lorraine Rosen, a psychic who supported her family by reading tea leaves for the famous, such as Marlon Brando Rosen covers his regret at the severing of a once thrivingyear marriage, the joy of parenthood, and finding forgiveness for an abusive father He reflects on life in various places in the world, such as San Francisco, New York, Costa Rica, Paris, Florence, London during the terrorist bombings, and Bangkok during the coup Rosen discusses the erroneously reported death of his uncle, a Jewish gangster stock promoter who survived a bomb explosion the night before he was to testify in a headline grabbing trial, coming to terms with an unraveling economy, and the thrill of international recognition as a writer on the BBC and at the Baseball Hall of Fame