Buffeted by an ever-optimistic attitude, Gertie McDowell, a naive young girl from backwoods Kentucky, pens her diary–a series of bizarre misadventures that take her from starring on a foot fetish site in Los Angeles to hustling bets as a mechanical bull rider in Texas. From serving a stint in West Virginia’s Alderson Prison, because she “trusted the wrong kind of fella,” to getting sold into white slavery. But perhaps her crowning mishap is seeking the ping-pong championship of San Francisco’s Chinatown–all while hiding out in the Witness Protection Program. A zany yet tender book that will have you laughing out loud. $0.99 on Kindle.