Authors don't normally tell you the end of their stories first, but Virginia Talladega Martin is her own woman and she would tell you herself if she could. She dies at age 94 or so. She would also tell you it was one heck of a ride getting to that point. I Tell You What: A Hillbilly's Journey to Heaven takes us one step at a time through Virginia's full, simple, sad, joyous, and delightful life by simply facing every life event square in the eye. A wise woman, Virginia demonstrates for us all how to avoid suffering and misery while walking on this earth. Steadfastly, she does what needs to be done with grace and dignity one right action at a time. "Shoot," she would say, "I found me a heaven right here on earth. It ain't no secret...you just choose your path and walk it the best you can with pure, loving intent!" Enjoy Virgina's wisdom.