Three Cents a Mile is the story of a roguish journey that lasted more than two years and circled the globe. The trip was fun, even hilarious at times. It was always fascinating, like crossing Iran during its revolution. At times it was dangerous, like being held up by bandits in a Baluchistan desert. I met who must be the greatest pickpocket in the world, someone doing the dirtiest job in the world, and some of the world's saints.