An unwilling host -- Vertigo -- Boy meets girl -- "Are you gay?" -- "Remember: Always carry a dime to call the police!" -- The vegetable monster -- "This is not Romper Room, sweetie. This is a place of business" -- Most likely to be remembered -- The farewell party -- Epilogue: Greetings from South Wardsboro.
Recounts the author's decision to leave the professional world to experiment with the norms and conventions of society, an effort that prompted him to don women's skirts and espadrilles as part of an effort to define himself.