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Book Title: Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own|
The author of the book: Doreen Orion
ISBN 13: 9780767928533
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.18 MB
Edition: Broadway Books
Date of issue: June 3rd 2008
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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: Sheâ€™s a self-proclaimed Long Island princess, grouchy couch potato, and shoe addict. He's an affable, though driven, outdoorsman. When Tim suggests â€œchucking it allâ€ to travel cross-country in a converted bus, Doreen asks, â€œWhy canâ€™t you be like a normal husband in a midlife crisis and have an affair or buy a Corvette?â€ But she soon shocks them both, agreeing to set forth with their sixty-pound dog, two querulous catsâ€”and no agendaâ€”in a 340-square-foot bus.
Queen of the Road is Doreenâ€™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 statesÂ in this often hilarious and always entertaining memoir,Â in whichÂ a boisterous marriage of polar opposites becomes stronger than ever.
Read information about the authorDoreen, an award-wining author and psychiatrist, has appeared in numerous national media (Larry King, GMA, NPR, NYT, People, etc.). QUEEN OF THE ROAD was chosen as a Borders Featured Book Club pick and Target Breakout Book. Still, she considers her greatest accomplishment that her bus was the centerfold for Bus Conversions magazine, thus fulfilling a life-long ambition to be a Miss September.
QUEEN OF THE ROAD reviews:
"Eat, Pray, Love - without the depression." - Denver Magazine.
"A Charles Kuralt-Albert Brooks-style romp where they meet up with nudists, robbers and more. Required Reading." New York Post
"Hot Summer Read." Chicago Tribune
"Beneath its fun and frothy exterior, you'll find in this wild ride across America's highways and byways a lovely portrait of a marriage that treats its ups and downs with humor and grace." - Elle Magazine.
"Orion has every good travel writer's ability to make readers feel they are there, to capture the telling details of places, and to present the account in a witty, accessible way. Reading the book makes you want to hit the road and have some of your own grand adventures. This is a fun read that will make just about anyone start itching for a road trip. Grade A." - Rocky Mountain News.
“Part travel memoir, part diva-on-a-bus-tour comedy.” - 5280 Magzine
“A charming, insightful and – most important – hilarious book that evokes the best of Bill Bryson and David Sedaris, but spotlights the unique voice of a gifted memoirist." -
Jonathan Kellerman, NYT Bestselling novelist
"I loved this book and I love this author." - Jen Lancaster, bestselling author.
"The author’s charm, intelligence and wit make this multi-faceted memoir a must-read. Eat, Pray, Love — without the depression — meets Confessions of a Shopaholic — without the ditz." - Denver Magazine.
"Two psychiatrists driving a motor home around America, and you're still wondering whether to buy this book? Step on the gas and go straight to the register." –Jeff Arch, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
"Doreen Orion has a fresh, wry voice that's all her own and she works it like a rodeo rider in her light-hearted and yet tender new memoir, Queen of the Road." –Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN
“His dream — he’s always wanted to see America in a converted bus — and her nightmare —she has a bus phobia — and their mid-life crisis on wheels, make for a hilarious reading adventure.”
–Mary-Lou Weisman, author of TRAVELING WHILE MARRIED
"... proves, with abundant laughs... that sometimes the best way to enrich home-life is to leave the home...or, better yet, just put it on wheels."
- Franz Wisner, bestselling author, HONEYMOON WITH MY BROTHER
“The ultimate fantasy road trip.” - Quick & Simple Magazine.
“[A] page-turner travelogue… hilarious.” – American Way Magazine.
Doreen and Tim are married psychiatrists with a twist: they refuse to settle for the mundane, whether at work or in relationships. She’s a self-proclaimed Long Island Princess addicted to shoes, as well as a grouchy couch potato. He's an affable – though driven - outdoorsman. When Tim suggests “chucking it all” to travel cross-country in a converted bus, Doreen asks, “Why can’t you be like a normal husband in a mid-life crisis and have an affair or buy a Corvette?” But she soon shocks them both, agreeing to set forth with their 60 lb. dog, two querulous cats, and no agenda, in a 340-square-foot bus.
Queen of the Road is Doreen’s offbeat and romantic tale about choosing the unconventional road with all the misadventures
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