Miranda Kennedy spent five years in India, working as a reporter. Of all the quirkiness that is today’s India, the most intriguing is the way women find husbands in this otherwise-quite-modern country; despite all the modern aspects of life that India has acquired, most women still find their spouses through arranged marriages. Kennedy has reached a point in her personal life where she longs for the companionship of a long-term relationship and so much of the story looks at relationships, both Kennedy’s and those of Kennedy’s Indian friends. This is a beautifully written memoir that manages to look objectively and passionately at a very intriguing spot in the world. I’d ride sideways on this scooter again any time.