Manny and Sylvia Katz had high hopes for their oldest child, Gail Beth Katz but was a free spirit who marched to the beat of a drummer only she could hear.
Even though Gail's grades had been good enough to graduate high school a year early, she soon discovered college wasn't for her. She preferred drugs, parties, and chasing men to books, pencils, and lectures.
Manny and Sylvia were devastated when Gail dropped out of college. They now could only hope their daughter would marry a wealthy Jewish man who would take care of her. Sylvia, a medical receptionist, was adamant a doctor husband was what her daughter needed.
Her parents' frustrations grew after multiple suicide attempts by Gail. It would seem one more of their dreams for their daughter were fading away - after all, what man would want to take on Gail and all of her problems? (Or deal with her overbearing, demanding parents?)