Jun 26 2008

Book review: The Ride of our Lives

Jen. Jen! Enough with the book reviews! Are your children going hungry? Have they bathed since school got out? Have you? Seriously, what’s with the reading?

Beats me, I’m on a roll.

Today’s selection (and this means I have to start a new book, by the way) is The Ride of our LIves by Mike Leonard. You might recognize the name; he’s a correspondent for the Today show, based outside of Chicago. A few years ago he took his parents, three of his kids, and a daughter-in-law on a cross-country RV trip, ending up back in Chicago in time for the birth of his first grandchild. If you watch the Today show, you might remember this trip being featured on the show at the time.

What a sweet book, a tribute to a wacky family. It’s a fun read, an easy read. There were parts that had me laughing until I wheezed. There’s really not a lot I can say other than it’s fun, easy, hysterical, and go read it on the porch with iced tea some afternoon.


  1. Christina Shaver

    I’m all for entertaining, no-brainer books! Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. RC

    I actually have heard about this book and thought I might enjoy it. I may have to see if it is available via audio, so I can listen to it on my commute.

  3. Kelsey

    Thanks for the recommendation!

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