Peavey, with a doctorate in Innovation Theory and Technological Forecasting, sold her house, paid her debts, and abandoned her career to travel around the world to find out how people feel about the future in relation to today's nuclear crisis. Holding a sign reading, ``American willing to listen,'' she made a journey of connectionswith Indians dedicated to cleaning up the Ganges River, with Thai prostitutes concerned about their children's education, with civilians caught in conflagration in the Middle East. She also describes her efforts in the United States on behalf of the homeless and disenfranchised. Peavey's journal of her person-to-person social activism is not only captivating but shows us how we can respond to the critical issues of the 1980s with both humor and sensitivity. Recommended for most libraries. Ken Phifer, Montgomery Cty. Public Libs. & Montgomery Coll., Rockville, Md.