The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues: An Interactive Journal from A Dad's Point-of-View Kindle Edition
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-- MICHAEL VOOGD, COVER ILLUSTRATOR AND 'BECAUSE I SAID SO' CARTOONIST
-- H. VILLA
More importantly, the story itself is touching and while I'm notquite in the same position, with my eldest in 10th grade, it's not too far downthe road that I'll be taking her on a road trip, dropping her off at herout-of-state college of choice and... driving home without her. (sigh)"
-- DAVE TAYLOR
- ASIN : B00AB0XRCW
- Publisher : Bruce Sallan (October 31, 2012)
- Publication date : October 31, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 5335 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 78 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,119,420 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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One thing that added to it greatly was the videos. I had no idea videos could be included in an ebook!
Our parents and grandparents used a pen and paper to record all of life's memorable moments, but Bruce has taken it to a whole new category! He illuminates our senses with written, audio and visual interactions, which is why you want to read this book. As a parent this book will take you right along the journey with Bruce and Arnie from both their perspectives. And after reading, listening and watching the mishaps and musings of their experiences, you'll be ready to start packing your car to create your own memories...
I have to say that I loved the tone and tenor of the book itself. Bruce is a skilled writer and allows you to be able to live the experience along with father and son. You feel for them as they have some bumps in the road, and become intrigued by some of the people that they were meeting along the way. I loved how Bruce connected some very well done videos of their trip right into the story itself allowing you to get an even deeper understanding of the trip itself.
On top of all of this I loved how Bruce had his own awakening in this trip and it was great seeing this happen over the eight day trip. The book was well written and really spoke to me as a father. I know that I too will have to go through this eventually and only time will tell whether a journey like this is in my future, but overall it was fun to live vicariously through Bruce and his son.
Although Bruce engages with EVERYONE on social channels, I still have an advantage over most readers. I got to hear about the first days of his journey IN PERSON! The Vickerys were happy to welcome Bruce and Arnie to Denver with a little tennis, a little grilling/beer, lots of great conversation, and some down home hospitality. It was great to meet both of them in person, and I think Arnie has a bright future - he is a gifted musician.
Thanks, Bruce for all of the photos throughout the book. Part of what I enjoy about your writing style is that you document it so well with photos. That is why I consistently read your blog!
Good luck to both Bruce and Arnie with the next chapters in their lives...