Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: Driving Miss Norma

Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
Driving Miss Norma
Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

What do you do if you're 90 years old and your doctor tells you that you have cancer and will therefore need an unpleasant round of radiation and chemotherapy? Well, if you are Norma Bauerschmidt, you tell the doctor, no thanks I'm hitting the road with my son and his partner. Then you move into an RV and take off across the country on an adventure.

Driving Miss Norma, told by son Tim and partner Ramie is a look at Norma's quest and determination to live the remainder of her life the way she wanted, with dignity and in the company of her family and in a place she could call home, instead of an impersonal and unfamiliar hospital. From the tales and accounts in this memoir it seems they all had a whale of a time. Norma was always up for an adventure and as a result gained a legion of fans on the families Facebook page.

Tim and Ramie presented an open and honest account of life on the road, and the challenges of being a caregiver. But most of all, I think this story shows that it's never to late to enjoy the life you have, while it is still yours to enjoy.

Thanks to Shelf-Awareness and the Harper One Team for allowing me to read this book in exchange 
for an honest review.

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