Are you dreading going outside to shovel your car out of the snow? Are you thinking about those beautiful views of saguaro cacti you saw during that football game commercial a few years back? Have you ever thought of moving your family to or starting a business in Arizona? But then you worry about 115 degrees and AR-15-toting militia men? Are you already in Arizona and wonder how soon you can escape? Denise Meridith's first book—Thoughts While Chillin'—discussed, with humor and pathos, how she, a Black girl born in Brooklyn, overcame segregation and sexism to become leader of a major Federal agency overseeing 260 million acres of public lands and a $1.1 billion budget. This sequel, again takes a light-hearted approach, to describe how she has thrived in her post-government career as a business woman in the fifth largest city which few people know and fewer people understand. The Year A Roof Rat Ate My Dishwasher: An Arizona Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs provides lessons and advice for ambitious small business owners, as well as those former road warriors who just want to retire.