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Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living / Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle.

Bauerschmidt, Tim, (author.). Liddle, Ramie, (author.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Union County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Elgin Public Library.

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Summary:

"When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, 'I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road.' Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads--her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their standard poodle Ringo--in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road--a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says 'yes' to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life--strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts. Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Elgin Public Library 917.304 Bauerschmidt Tim (Text) 37827000294309 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/11/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062664327
  • ISBN: 0062664328
  • Physical Description: 239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harperone, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Home : Baja California Sur, Mexico -- Priorities : Presque Isle, Michigan -- Exploration : Northern Michigan -- Discovery : The Heartland -- Trust : Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Perspective : Boulder, Colorado -- Dreams : Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico -- Healing : Fort Myers Beach, Florida -- Flight : Orlando, Florida -- Impact : Saint Augustine, Florida -- Kindness : Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina -- Celebration : Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia -- Integrity : Newport News, Virginia -- Flavor : Winthrop, Massachusetts to Bar Harbor, Maine -- Balance : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Change : Friday Harbor, Washington -- Rest : Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Summary, etc.:
"When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, 'I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road.' Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads--her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their standard poodle Ringo--in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road--a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says 'yes' to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life--strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts. Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bauerschmidt, Norma, 1925-2016 > Travel > United States.
Bauerschmidt, Tim > Travel > United States.
Liddle, Ramie > Travel > United States.
Terminally ill > Biography.
Mothers and sons
Families > Travel > United States.
Recreational vehicles > United States.
Older women > United States > Biography
Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography
Quality of life > Philosophy.
Travel > Psychological aspects
United States > Description and travel

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