Revolving Doors: A Man and His Dog’s Search for the Perfect Housemate

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AuthorHouse, Nov 13, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 148 pages
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From the winner of the Forbes FYI Treasure Hunt comes a humorous look at living with a revolving door of roommates following the demise of his short “training” marriage.  Roommates that were initially tolerated only because they were needed to help care for his Golden Retriever Sandy but inevitably became memorable characters that enriched his life as well as their own.  Sandy was always at his side throughout this entire time, providing the stability and love that was needed, as they went through roommate after roommate together. Some of these roommates eventually became good friends and some did not, but all of them were unique and interesting in their own special way.

 

Revolving Doors is full of funny, colorful and complicated stories based on these evolving characters as they gradually matured to meet their full potential in life.  Many readers in the baby boomers generation will be able to relate to these roommate experiences from their own past relationships before “growing up” and settling down.  Phrases such as “You just can’t make this stuff up” and “truth is more unbelievable than fiction” will undoubtedly resonate with readers as they associate themselves with one or more of these endearing characters.

 

The author also incorporates numerous other characters and events from his summers in a group beach house at Dewey Beach, DE spent with others who also were looking to escape from the realities of life.  In addition, the author chronicles the adventures which led to the discovery of a buried case of 1982 Chateau Latour in the Forbes FYI treasure hunt contest of 1998, leading to his own fifteen minutes of fame celebrating the victory with the Forbes staff in their New York City corporate headquarters wine cellar.

 

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Contents

Chapter Three Fast Furious and Gone
13
Chapter Five Alive at the Beach
31
Chapter Eight Friends Come and Go
49
Chapter Ten Wedding Bells Again Already?
69
Chapter Twelve Fifteen Minutes of Fame Twice
91
Chapter Fourteen True Love Arrives
113
Epilogue
129
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Vince Mastroianni lives in Arlington, VA with his wife Maria "The Contessa" and the last of their three dogs, little Miss Gigi. Besides his new found hobby of writing, Mr. Mastroianni enjoys fine wines, travel, skiing, biking, and just relaxing on the beach.

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