Unstable, struggling writer, Eli Trocchi is in a relationship with serious grad student, Jennifer Ely. Friends speculate they hooked-up to say their own names during sex. In this intellectual tragicomedy, Miss Ely breaks up with Eli the same week he is fired from a sales job. Humiliated, the writer proceeds to have a meltdown both hilarious and sad, reflecting upon a lifetime of bad decisions, abject failure and vivid experiences. Through Eli, we discover another San Francisco, one as eccentric and deeply flawed as the character himself.