Asia (travel to, dalliances in, obsession with, adoption of infant from), car sales (career in, as metaphor), courageous forebears, chronic insomnia, current generation (feebleness of, May-December liaisons with), eating disorders, extraterrestrials (abduction by, romances among), failure, famous people (attempts to become, brief sycophantic encounters with), genocide (evasion of, heroism in), imprisonment, medical difficulty, melancholy, military service (evasion of, heroism in), personal collapse, problem solving, sex (introduction to, activities concerning), spiritual journey, terminal illness (noble battles with).