Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt audiobook

Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living

By Tim Bauerschmidt  and Ramie Liddle
Read by Christopher Grove  and Nan McNamara

HarperAudio 9780062664327
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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, 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.” Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads—her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their Standard Poodle Ringo—in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road—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. As this once timid woman says “yes” to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger’s yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. 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 reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age.

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Summary

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, 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.”

Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads—her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their Standard Poodle Ringo—in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road—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.

As this once timid woman says “yes” to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger’s yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. 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 reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a straightforward narration of a truly delightful memoir.” AudioFile
“This is a delightful chronicle of a family determined to celebrate life rather than dread death, and everyone can learn from their courage.” Booklist (starred review)
“Tim, Ramie, and Norma’s travels are joyful and moving…Norma’s willingness to be fearless and open to whatever comes her way…offers profound insights into how we choose to live.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The author celebrates life and offers a heartfelt vision of what dying a good death really means…Uplifting and life-affirming.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Tim Bauerschmidt

Author Bio: Tim Bauerschmidt

Tim Bauerschmidt is a professional nomad who retired by the age of fifty to travel cross-country full-time in an Airstream trailer his wife Ramie Liddle, and Ringo, their Standard Poodle. They’ve explored every state but Alaska and consider Mexico’s Baja peninsula the closest thing to home.

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Author Bio: Ramie Liddle

Author Bio: Ramie Liddle

Ramie Liddle is a professional nomad who retired by the age of fifty to travel cross-country full-time in an Airstream trailer her husband Tim Bauerschmidt,and Ringo, their Standard Poodle. They’ve explored every state but Alaska and consider Mexico’s Baja peninsula the closest thing to home.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English