When, in 1978, taking a bold step into the unknown, the author, accompanied by
his wife and young family, swapped his boring existence in Grangemouth in
central Scotland for life in Missoula, Montana, in the western United States, he
could never have foreseen just how much of a life-changing experience it would
turn out to be.
As an exchange teacher, he was prepared for a less formal atmosphere in the
classroom, while, for their part, his students had been warned that he would be
"Mr Strict". It was not long before this clash of cultures reared its ugly head
and the author found life far more "exciting"