Helen McGregor may be twenty-nine but she’s nowhere near ready for thirty. She’s single, her job at the local newspaper is driving her crazy and worst of all, luck just doesn’t seem to be on her side. She’s unlucky in love, unlucky with dogs and incredibly unlucky in outdoor pursuits.

Struggling from one hilarious episode to the next, she deals with life the way she sees best: she drinks, she swears profusely, and she goes out on the town with her best friend Sara. Along the way she manages to maim her stepmothers prized poodle, falls off a gin palace into the Pacific Ocean, dates a serial farter and appears in an extremely embarrassing episode of a prime-time television show.