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

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

Label
Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living
Title
Driving Miss Norma
Title remainder
one family's journey saying "yes" to living
Statement of responsibility
Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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, Miss 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." And so Miss Norma took off on an unforgettable around-the-country journey in a thirty-six-foot motor home with her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their dog Ringo. As this once timid woman says "yes" to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon, and mounts up for a horseback ride. 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, Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road. It portrays 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • March 27, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
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Bauerschmidt, Tim
Dewey number
616.99/466
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.U8
LC item number
B38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Liddle, Ramie
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  • Uterus
  • Families
  • Older women
Label
Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD17114056
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780062664327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062664327
  • (OCoLC)956624751
Label
Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD17114056
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780062664327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062664327
  • (OCoLC)956624751

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