Monday, July 7, 2008

Queen of the Road

This post isn't about Montreal, but its about what I'm reading while in Montreal. Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion. This is a hysterically funny laugh out loud as well as thoughful and thought provoking book about a mid-40ish woman who was convinced by her much loved husband to get in custom bus for a years adventure around the United States (a huge step for a self-proclaimed "bus phobic" woman). Thus she tries to figure out how to fit just 1/2 of her HUGE collection of shoes, 2 cats and a dog, a satellite internet connection, a TV (which they then seldom watched) and other "necessities" of her life into the world's skinniest apartment on wheels. Their adventures (both travel and personal) and their personal discoveries into what really matters to them are heart warming and (as I said above) thought provoking. A great read!!

2 comments:

Doreen Orion said...

Annette and Jerry -
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Coming from fellow travel buffs (which I am now, although as you know, I started off as a sort of Elizabeth Gilbert Antichrist) this is high praise, indeed!

Best,
Doreen

Annette and Jerry said...

It is definitely the book of MY summer! I've read at least 1/3rd of it out loud to Jerry. There is so much truth and wisdom amongst the laughter. Annette B