One of life’s greatest gifts is its ability to surprise us.
How could R.J. Fox know that going on the E.T. ride in Hollywood would lead him to the woman he’d want to marry? And from there, in the name of love, on to her home country Ukraine?
That’s where Fox was surprised by scowling old babushka-wearing ladies, a farmer who nearly beat him up for trying to photograph his goat, future in-laws he hoped to impress, and vodka. Lots and lots of vodka.
Fox tells the story in his new memoir Love and Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine.