Vacationing in My Driveway, Or, How to Relax and Enjoy Life's Ride
Award-winning columnist Terry Marotta's newest title contains 52 very-short true-life stories one for each week of the year. Thus, winter's chapters treat winter themes (the lovely post-holiday hush; the way your family goes south expressly to escape winter's afflictions and ends up in the ER anyway, everyone fizzing with fever.) Spring's pieces have tales of longing (the 12-year old's suggestions that the Easter Bunny should just bring money "say a couple of $20s per kid.") Summer has its own adventures such as the story of Camp Grownup, when the kids are actually out of the house briefly, and autumn's sparkle with that starting-over feeling (though not everything starts over, as the elegiac piece pinned to September second week testifies.) All that blossoms must one day fade as we know, and this book reflects that truth - but joyfully. It ends in the year's last week, on the sort of balmy day that leads us to hope that whatever Death - or Winter - takes from us now will, one day, be restored again. "Funny, moving, delightful, these vignettes are like popcorn - reading one only makes you want to read more!" - The Midwest Book Review.
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