Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own
Queen of the Road The True Tale of 47 States 22000 Miles 200 Shoes 2 Cats 1 Poodle a Husband and a Bus with a Will of Its Own Author:Doreen Orion A pampered Long Island princess hits the road in a converted bus with her wilderness-loving husband, travels the country for one year, and brings it all hilariously to life in this offbeat and romantic memoir. — Doreen and Tim are married psychiatrists with a twist: She?s a self-proclaimed Long Island princess, grouchy couch potato, and shoe addi... more »ct. He's an affable, though driven, outdoorsman. When Tim suggests ?chucking it all? to travel cross-country in a converted bus, Doreen asks, ?Why can?t you be like a normal husband in a midlife crisis and have an affair or buy a Corvette?? But she soon shocks them both, agreeing to set forth with their sixty-pound dog, two querulous cats?and no agenda?in a 340-square-foot bus.
Queen of the Road is Doreen?s offbeat and romantic tale about refusing to settle; about choosing the unconventional road with all the misadventures it brings (fire, flood, armed robbery, and finding themselves in a nudist RV park, to name just a few). The marvelous places they visit and delightful people they encounter have a life-changing effect on all the travelers, as Doreen grows to appreciate the simple life, Tim mellows, and even the pets pull together. Best of all, readers get to go along for the ride through forty-seven states in this often hilarious and always entertaining memoir, in which a boisterous marriage of polar opposites becomes stronger than ever.« less
A self described Jewish princess spends a year on the road in an RV with her psychiatrist turned road warrior husband. Her primary motivation seems to be the idea she could go places without actually getting out of her pajamas and out of the house. Doreen becomes more and more sympathetic as the trip unfolds and she branches out to meet people and nature along the way. This is an interesting travelogue and an engaging memoir of an unusual experience.
Cynthia F. (frazerc) reviewed Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own on + 672 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved it. This might be because I am also a princess [west coast variety, no shoe fetish] who is the unhappy spouse of a man who likes camping. When we returned from our latest trip I was asked how it had gone and my answer was "Dirt, bugs, and public restrooms - what's not to love?" Dear hubby winced...
This is the type of book you keep having the urge to read aloud - if only to explain the giggling.
Gae L. (pureblonde57) reviewed Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own on
My husband and I are thinking about getting a motorhome, so I loved reading of the adventures Doreen, her husband and their pets all shared together. It was a fun read. I found myself laughing out loud throughout the book. My husband also read and enjoyed it. Great read, I hope she writes another book.
Mark S. (writer56ms) reviewed Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own on
I loved this book. Once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down. It is an eye opener for anyone thinking of RVing or people wondering what makes someone want to go RVing. My husband has just started reading it and I continue to hear laughter coming from him.
I hope Doreen goes on another adventure and writes about it, so I can enjoy her wonderful sense of humor again.