The Long and Winding Road to Idaho
A homesick Mormon missionary embarks on an elaborate quest to get sent home without imperiling his soul. Easier said than done, on both counts. — An abbreviated version of this essay was first performed April 17, 2013, for The First Time: First Crime at Second City Chicago’s Up Comedy Club. The story is told more fully in my 2015 memoir, The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary.