Adam Strulovitz was born in 1957, the year more children were born than any other year in American history. His story, however unique the details, is modern man’s story: coming of age, trying to live up to his potential, and trying to find happiness. Adam knows no one is responsible for his well-being but him.
Through two main relationships—with his troubled brother and a woman he meets on a cross-country hitchhiking adventure after graduating from high school—Adam confronts who he is as a man, a friend, a sibling, and an artist. He hasn’t spent all those lonely hours practicing, writing, and recording for nothing.
Between a sense of insecurity and the rock and roll fantasy, life happens, both the pleasure and the pain. Ultimately, Adam accepts his life on its own terms, working, practicing, and forging ahead. Through years of artistic dedication enacted mostly in solitude, What Goes Around builds to a finale that incorporates a good deal of what Adam has been working toward. It’s all about acceptance. Adam learns to keep the negative impulses at bay, to keep going, to keep creating—because life’s struggles are always going to be there.