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Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Enjoyable

    It was a funny yet educational read. I highly recommend it for anyone who would like a laugh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2007

    I didn't want it to end

    I was on a kick of reading travel memoirs when I picked this up. I absolutely loved it. Within all the humor, Mr Leonard injects poignant (ok, sad) anecdotes that are so simple and yet so moving. The section on Paterson NJ and its environs made me cry...that's where our family was from too. Thanks Mike!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    Wonderful!

    I laughed, I guffawed, I teared up. Please read this book. You won't be disappointed. There is something we all can relate to in this book. Thanks Mike and much love and best wishes to Moose and Spoose.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2006

    A family trip with every-man

    I purchased the book after seeing the interview with Mike Leonard on the weekend 'Today' show. Anyone expecting a hilarious, action-packed adventure story will be disappointed, but it's an enjoyable recount of taking the 'off-ramp' from the usual job and family tasks to spend time with aging parents in rolling, close quarters. The accompanying video DVD provides an additional dimension to the story. My sense was that just about any family could construct such an adventure, and such a story, given the writing and video skills, the opportunity, and the backing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2006

    Slice of life and then some...

    I listened to the audio version while on a recent drive trip, laughed and cried. Like most families finding humor in daily doings really makes life something to live. (Although, I would never take an extended motor coach trip with my family!!!) I'm passing the audio book on to my parents to enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2006

    A Family of Friends

    What may be interesting to some readers is that not everyone knows who Mike Leonard is, was or might be. I certainly never heard of him. I saw the ad for this book in the New York Times and was immediately drawn to the concept of such a family adventure. I read the book in one sitting, asking my wife to hurry and finish it so we can watch the DVD that accompanies the book. What makes the book special is it's absolute honest appeal. The sharing of one family's history during a cross country journey makes for interesting, heart warming and at times heart breaking moments. These moments are a part of every family. In many ways the 'sad' or 'silly' moments get glossed over when major celebrities write their memoirs or biographies. Mike Leonard has chosen to 'tell it like it is' and that makes his family an All-American example of what many of us yearn to have in our own lives. Funny how he had an agent chasing him down to share his stories for many years -- while writers normally experience finding an Agent is like decoding the DaVinci Code!

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