The Resource Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

Label
Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living
Title
Driving Miss Norma
Title remainder
one family's journey saying "yes" to living
Statement of responsibility
Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age"--Publisher description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bauerschmidt, Tim
Dewey number
917.304/932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
B38 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Liddle, Ramie
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bauerschmidt, Norma
  • Bauerschmidt, Tim
  • Liddle, Ramie
  • Families
  • Older women
  • Cancer
  • Quality of life
  • Travel
  • Large type books
  • United States
Label
Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
347 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498519
Lccn
2017013036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
2017013036
Label
Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
347 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498519
Lccn
2017013036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
2017013036

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