In this fictionalisation of the author's own life experiences we follow Edwin, our protagonist, around the world as he pursues a career in television production and encounters a variety of interesting people, also enjoying a number of romantic liaisons.
His profession indirectly leads to him becoming a member of the Unification Church (UC) founded by Reverend Sun Myung Moon. The church selects a wife for him and they are married in New York at a ceremony involving hundreds of other young couples.
In spite of its unconventional origin, the marriage is a lasting one and he and his wife go on to have a long and happy life together in spite of many difficulties to overcome. Their positive experience of what is often considered to be a controversial religious sect presents an interesting alternative to perceived wisdom.