Eine Frau - Ein Bus: Mit Mann, Pudel und 100 Paar Schuhen quer durch Amerika by Doreen Orion

Eine Frau - Ein Bus: Mit Mann, Pudel und 100 Paar Schuhen quer durch Amerika

byDoreen Orion, Andrea Brandl

Kobo ebook | May 10, 2010 | German

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Eine Manhattan-Prinzessin im Wohnmobil!

Doreen und Tim Orion führen eine wunderbare Ehe, auch wenn die beiden unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten. Bis Tim eine Idee hat: Er will in einem umgebauten Bus durch die USA reisen ...

Bis heute weiß Doreen nicht, wie Tim – ein echter Naturliebhaber – sie zu diesem Abenteuer überredet hat. Wahrscheinlich mit einem Trick – wie damals bei ihrem ersten Date. Schon bald jedenfalls sitzt die kapriziöse Shopping-Prinzessin mit Schuhtick in einem zum Camper umgebauten Bus und reist mit ihrem Mann kreuz und quer durch die USA. Mit an Bord: ein Riesenpudel und zwei eigenwillige Katzen. Wie Doreen zwischen Alaska, Tornados und Nudisten-Camps Haltung bewahrt, zur stolzen »Queen of the Road« aufsteigt und vor allem keinen Gattenmord begeht, davon erzählt dieses höchst humorvolle und warmherzige Buch.

Eine Amerikareise, so unterhaltsam als stamme sie aus der Feder Bill Brysons.

Title:Eine Frau - Ein Bus: Mit Mann, Pudel und 100 Paar Schuhen quer durch AmerikaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 10, 2010Publisher:Limes VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641043565

ISBN - 13:9783641043568

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious Travel Memoir Doreen Orion refers to herself as a Long Island princess, which isn’t too hard to believe given her affinity for designer shoes and her love affair with mixed drinks. Just in case you weren’t completely convinced of Doreen’s ‘princess’ status, she explains how she tricked her husband into being responsible for all of the household chores by mixing whites and colors in the washing machine and inefficiently loading the dishwasher in the beginning of their marriage. While I realize that this description of Doreen doesn’t make her sound too appealing, you just have to read the book to understand why she is so endearing, not to mention hilarious. How can you not find the humor in someone who boasts going a record 118 hours without leaving the house? She loves her home and her television but her husband Tim, craved more adventure and proposed the somewhat crazy idea of taking a year-long bus trip across the United States. With a lot of convincing on Tim’s behalf and some ridiculous amounts of alcohol on Doreen’s behalf, they set off on their year-long adventure, visiting friends and family, renewing their wedding vows in Vegas and even stopping by a nudist colony!! This book was really enjoyable because of Doreen’s funny way of recounting their journey and the amazing characters they encountered along the way. It also gave me a nice overview of some parts of the United States that I’m not too familiar with (I am Canadian after all)! I also liked that Doreen decided to include a nice amount of historical information whenever she talked about a certain landmark or destination. Hilarious adventures aside, there is a great message to take away from this book. Doreen and her husband felt incredibly renewed and experienced a greater appreciation for life after taking the time to explore and travel. They also strengthened their marriage by eliminating the usual distractions that can often get in the way of quality time with loved ones. Although not anyone can just decide to take a year off, I think Doreen’s story inspires a sense of appreciation for all that life has to offer and teaches us to put the iPod down and shut the computer off, if only for a little while. http://bookopolis.blogspot.com
Date published: 2008-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious and Lots of Fun Doreen and her husband, Tim, are both psychiatrists in their mid-forties. Tim is a dedicated workaholic with a demanding practice. Doreen has given up practice and works filing insurance claims from the comfort of her bed in her pajamas and is proud of the fact the she hardly ever leaves the house. Out of the blue, Tim convinces her that they will take a year off and drive around the United States in a converted bus. This book details that journey. At first I wasn't sure whether I would like Doreen's narrative as her rich, material world lifestyle is the exact opposite of my own lifestyle but I couldn't have been more wrong. I found myself relating to her throughout the whole book. Doreen is simply hilarious, an outspoken person who will say just about anything. I was chuckling joyously chapter after chapter and even found myself reading parts aloud to my husband quite often, which rarely happens around here as he is a non-reader. Humour aside, the journey they take was very interesting and informative to me. As a Canadian my knowledge of US geography is middling but even those who are experts on the topic will find Ms. Orion's journey of interest. While they do go to some famous tourist spots, Doreen chooses mostly to talk about lesser known tourist attractions, RV parks, the automotive challenges they experienced and the people they met on the way. This is the type of book one can pick up and read a chapter at a time and pick up again later and not loose the flow of the narrative. Highly recommended, especially for summer beach reading or winter armchair travelling.
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rollicking Good Memoir! Okay, how could you not want to pick up this new title from Broadway Books ??? The cover and subtitle grabbed me, but I was captivated in the first 10 pages of this travel memoir from Doreen Orion. Both Orion and her husband Tim Justice are practicing psychiatrists. Tim is still seeing patients in an office setting while Doreen consults from home for insurance companies etc. Tim is a busy guy, always with a project on the go. He enjoys the outdoors as well. On the other hand, Doreen is more than happy to stay in her pajamas, work from home, watch television and never leave the house. Her record is 118 hours in without stepping a foot outside. Two seemingly polar opposites. Without quite knowing how it happened, Doreen agrees to Tim's dream - to travel across America in a bus for a year. That's right - a bus. But what a bus it is! (Take note that their bus ends up being the September centerfold for Bus Conversions magazine.) Orion is an extremely funny woman. I was laughing out loud right from the beginning and wondered if she could keep it up throughout the book.....she did. After an initial 3 week test run, they set out. Not everything goes quite to plan - the bus has some issues and so does Doreen - she's terrified of the bus. With a fantastic sense of humour, Orion describes the trip, her relationship with Tim, the people they meet and the situations they find themselves in. Just a few weeks into the trip they notice a shift in their outlooks and attitudes. "Getting to the top of the bell tower reaffirmed for me that Tim and I were making new choices about how to live our lives and whether it was finding time for that climb or putting our careers on hold, we were doing things differently that we had in the past, giving us hope that the lessons learned on the road about what was truly valuable might just stick". And this is really the essence of the book. How do you want to live your life and what is really important? As we follow Tim and Doreen's travels, you start to look at your own life and wonder what you could do a little bit differently. It's also a love story. They are together 24/7 for a year. Although they already have a good marriage, they rediscover each other on the road. Fascinating as well is the ongoing travelogue. The places they visit are detailed, and an appendix gives web addresses for many of the places. I love a good travel memoir and this was one of the best I've read. This would be a great selection for a book club. There is a thoughtful list of discussion questions to get you started at the end. ( Oh - and a cocktail recipe at the beginning of every chapter!) As well, Orion will attend your book group - either in person or by speakerphone. The idea of a boat trip was bandied about at the end of the book. Sounds like a great idea Doreen and Tim - can't wait to hear what adventure you embark on next! You can always follow along at Doreen's blog.
Date published: 2008-07-21