Tired of watching her husband Jay drink himself into a stupor every evening, Faith leaves, and Jay embarks on a twenty-six day marathon of sobriety to win her back, in a humorous story of one woman's battle to save her marriage, cure her husband, and find her true self
Faith met Jay in college, "where it's hard to tell who's a true alcoholic and who's not." They fell in love, got married, got jobs - Jay as a smooth-talkin' disk jockey, Faith as a tutor for the University of Texas football and baseball teams. But at home, in the evenings, Faith found herself watching Jay go slack-jawed after dinner and too many gin and tonics, unable to hold up his end of a conversation, much less fulfill any of his other conjugal duties.So Faith leaves her husband: "You drunk, me gone!" She drives her books, papers, and everyday wedding china to the dorms, where she takes up residence with her "student-athletes," or, as she affectionately calls them, her "thugs." But even Faith's hilariously inventive attempts to interest her boys in something other than their batting averages aren't enough to distract her from the pain of her failed marriage. She's drawn to the radio, to the late-night sound of her husband's sweet voice. When she hears that Jay has embarked on a "High on Wife Marathon" for sobriety, she rushes to his side, determined to believe, one more time, that he is sober. But Jay soon discovers something about his wife that sends him on one last deadly binge, one with consequences reaching far beyond their damaged marriage.