Queen of the Road

Queen of the Road

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A pampered Long Island princess hits the road in a converted bus with her wilderness-loving husband, travels the country for one year, and brings it all hilariously to life in this offbeat and romantic memoir. Doreen and Tim are married psychiatrists with a twist: Shea€™s a self-proclaimed Long Island princess, grouchy couch potato, and shoe addict. He's an affable, though driven, outdoorsman. When Tim suggests a€œchucking it alla€ to travel cross-country in a converted bus, Doreen asks, a€œWhy cana€™t you be like a normal husband in a midlife crisis and have an affair or buy a Corvette?a€ But she soon shocks them both, agreeing to set forth with their sixty-pound dog, two querulous catsa€”and no agendaa€”in a 340-square-foot bus. Queen of the Road is Doreena€™s offbeat and romantic tale about refusing to settle; about choosing the unconventional road with all the misadventures it brings (fire, flood, armed robbery, and finding themselves in a nudist RV park, to name just a few). The marvelous places they visit and delightful people they encounter have a life-changing effect on all the travelers, as Doreen grows to appreciate the simple life, Tim mellows, and even the pets pull together. Best of all, readers get to go along for the ride through forty-seven states in this often hilarious and always entertaining memoir, in which a boisterous marriage of polar opposites becomes stronger than ever.\Ve were only stopping for the night, and while I went into the office to register, a repair truck passed by. One of the gals ... But when I got back to the bus, Tim immediately asked, a€œDid you see that RV pass by with all the fire damage?aquot; My faceanbsp;...

Title:Queen of the Road
Author:Doreen Orion
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2008-06-03


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