A frank, interesting and inspiring memoir of one woman's journey through the historic and dramatic events of the 20th century. Losing her father in WWI France, Eliane has a chaotic childhood. She emigrates to America, serves in WWII, travels and survives all kinds of adventures and misadventures. As storyteller Catherine Conant comments, "A rare visit into long vanished worlds and a life lived with courage and appetite. It serves as a reminder that we are all witnesses to living history and what a history this is." She lives life to the fullest and shows us perhaps how to life satisfied and fulfilled lives while we are here.