In "People Intoxicate Me," Margaret Thurston Holt not only creates a compelling self-portrait but also brings to life a fascinating cast of people, places, and events. Born and raised in Victorian-era Portland, Maine, Holt grew up, attained a college education, and traveled to diverse places such as Europe, Egypt, and arctic Canada. She also settled in Portland and raised four children with her husband, Roscoe Holt. She writes of all of her adventures in this memoir, complete with photographs. 2005 hardcover, 360 pages.