Camping with the Communists: The Adventures of an American Family in the Soviet Union by Karen Gilden
Approx. 45,550 words.
Published on November 25, 2013.
This fascinating memoir follows the Gilden family as they drive 3,800 miles through the Soviet Union in 1977 in the adventure of a lifetime. Join them as they struggle with the Soviet bureaucracy, come face to face with the KGB, steal toilet paper, smuggle out a diamond, and say "Nyet!" to the border guards. Camping with the Communists is a page-turning narrative that will amaze and delight you.