Olin Unferth Discuses Events that Led to Book

In the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Deb Olin Unferth, assistant professor of English, discusses falling in love with a Christian leftist with revolutionary leanings in 1987, subsequently moving to Central America with him, and becoming directly involved with insurgents in Nicaragua and El Salvador, among other things. The experiences led to her new book, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War (Holt). The book combines dark humor with her experiences, which proved to be much less romantic in parts than Olin Unferth anticipated before her journey.