Cansu Bar Bar itibaren Zabridky, Poltavs'ka oblast, Ukrayna
** spoiler alert ** Julia grew up with a father who gambled and lost the family business. Julia vows she will never feel financially insecure again. She marries Michael who invents a sports drink and becomes a multimillionaire. In the process their marriage breaks down and Julia is never comfortable in high society. Then Michael has a heart attack and dies for a few minutes. When he awakens he a changed man who decides to sell everything he has and give it to charity. Julia thinks of leaving but promises Michael she wait three weeks to make her decision. During those three weeks they rekindle their marriage but on the 21st day Michael is killed pushing a boy from an oncoming car. Kind of sad that she finally loves him again but now he is gone.
This one is a shocker. Really excellent journalistic effort by Krakauer. Recommended for anyone interested in Religion/Mormonism/Utah.