My Pet: A Diary and Photo Album
A young environmentalist and Harvard dropout, Ray Mitch, supervises a Connecticut landfill but schemes to navigate a 1,000,000-ton iceberg into New York harbor to protest the depletion of the earth's ozone layer. Accompanied by a young married woman and adolescent daughter, the trio defy Atlantic storms, the CIA, the Coast Guard, Russian subs, and Sandy Mendelbaum's surgeon-husband's attempts to retrieve his rebellious wife and daughter from the 'berg. Mitch's promotional triumphs include attracting major news coverage of their odyssey, rallying international environmentalists and film celebrities, and eventually turning on the City of New York to their triumphant arrival, a tour d'force for ecology. However Sandy Mendelbaum becomes seriously ill and eventually undergoes a mastectomy while "IceShip Earth" slowly melts in the Hudson River but supplies fresh drinking water to the City of New York. Mitch and Sandy head to California to take on an Antarctic iceberg.