Successful independent film director and now author, Jayne Ruf Cloutier, weaves an emotionally compeling tale in this intensely personal autobiography. As the only child of the popular 60's Swiss musical duo "The Valentinos", Jayne spends much of her childhood estranged from her domineering and emotionally distant mother. Luckily her musician parents send Jayne to live with her grandmother in Germany while they tour Europe. At her grandma's knees, Jayne learns a philosophy of life that helps to carry her through adversity and illness. Against odds that would break even the strongest wills, Jayne emerges as a triumphant and reslient woman, not only surviving, but thriving in the face of outrageous fortune.