Chapter 2: The Way Less Traveled By

When It’s Time, Please Put Me in an Old Folks’ Home

I was always just the stand-out macha, object of catcalls, and interesting because of my foreign-ness. I knew a lot of people, but I was lonely.

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Chapter 2: The Way Less Traveled By

“One of the Least Free Countries in the World”

I think the idea of the U.S. being one of the least free countries in the world hit me so hard because the chains are spiritual, not legislative. I do, after all, have the freedom of speech to condemn my country up one side of the globe and down the other, but that doesn't require breaking any shackles.