Vodka On My Wheaties [NOOK Book]

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Vodka On My Wheaties is like no other book you have ever read. The events that have happened to Ann Lloyd are only seen on the silver screen, but all of her stories are non-fiction. Her book reads like a novel even though it's an autobiography. Vodka On My Wheaties is filled with a humorous potpourri of real life happenings for a wide range of people to enjoy. The beginning chapters reveal that Ann was programmed from birth to march to the beat of a different drum. She was the only child of neurotic parents and ...
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Vodka On My Wheaties

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Overview

Vodka On My Wheaties is like no other book you have ever read. The events that have happened to Ann Lloyd are only seen on the silver screen, but all of her stories are non-fiction. Her book reads like a novel even though it's an autobiography. Vodka On My Wheaties is filled with a humorous potpourri of real life happenings for a wide range of people to enjoy. The beginning chapters reveal that Ann was programmed from birth to march to the beat of a different drum. She was the only child of neurotic parents and it was not in her nature to follow the herd. Married at eighteen to a prominent drug store magnate twice her age, she finds herself, at the age of twenty-two, a widow. From her sudden dramatic exposure to a life of opulent wealth and world travels, Ann and her second husband settled down to build an exclusive out-island scuba diving resort in the Bahamas, which attracted the rich and famous. As a self-appointed, liberated female the adventures do not stop there. Join in Ann's kaleidoscopic journey down one of life's most unusual paths and her ability to "make things happen." Ann's story is bursting with romance, adventure, mystery, celebrities, substance abuse, and much more!
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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
No one's life is anything that resembles normal. "Vodka On My Wheaties" is a memoir of Ann Lloyd, as she expresses her own journey through eight decades of life, finding that nothing about her is normal, and she shares her story well and leaves readers with humor and a strong message. "Vodka On My Wheaties" is an excellent read, a fine addition to any memoir collection.
Kirkus Review
Romping, vivacious...as though Katherine Hepburn was dropped into one of Hunter S. Thompson’s fever dreams...The author’s tone is infectious...her tale zigs and zags through so many decadent experiences – travel, luxury and plenty of camp – that the reader can’t help but be carried along with the swell. The story crisply refuses to draw a conclusion about the ranging life its protagonist has led...A survivor’s story.
BlueInk Review
Ann Lloyd has surely endured a complicated life, which is detailed in her tangled but engaging memoir...At the end of a series of adventures, Lloyd is rescued from pills and booze by a twelve-step program, only to find that the years of abuse and neglect have caused her body to rebel against everyday chemicals...Lloyd rose from the ashes of her own fires – gives her story its undeniable flair – filled with a blizzard of bizarrely entertaining events and many...celebrities.
Publishers Weekly Review
Lloyd's unconventional memoir is told with gusto and packed with honest, entertaining episodes. Raised by "intense and neurotic" parents, the quirky narrator with a "mind and a will of [her] own" endures a lonely childhood and tumbles through her colorful life. Her brief third marriage leads to substance abuse, as she starts "drowning her depression in vodka." But the onset of an autoimmune disease changes everything and forces Lloyd to remake her life yet again.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012279538
  • Publisher: Biographical Pub. Company
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 361
  • File size: 417 KB

Meet the Author

Ann Lloyd was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She was the only child of a professor of Germanic languages at Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) and of an artist. Ann has three children, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida.
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