Bella is an adventurer; she has travelled the world and worked in all sorts of jobs but the thread running through her life is acting. And as an actor, studying at the Lee Strasberg school in New York was her goal. She said about her first visit there: 'I asked the receptionist, 'How do you get into a school like this?' And the receptionist smiled and said, 'Don't try. It s impossible, darling.' And we both had a bit of a giggle and I said, 'Right, give me the application forms.'This is the story of how Bella took on New York - her brilliant love affair that turned sour, the friends she made, her acting and her studies and day to day life in that fabulous town. For most of us this is a dream, but for Bella it's her life and she writes about it with passion but also surprise at where she has let life take her.