Hurtling Toward Happiness: A Mother And Teenage Son's Road Trip From Blues To Bonding In A Really Small Car

byClaudia Hunter Johnson

Hardcover | October 24, 2017

Hurtling Toward Happiness: A Mother And Teenage Son's Road Trip From Blues To Bonding In A Really Small Car by Claudia Hunter Johnson
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The Funny, Wise, Bighearted Story of a Bonding Road Trip—and the Healing Power of Human Connection

When Claudia's sixteen-year-old son, Ross, announces he's quitting high school and leaving home a year early, she panics because they're so disconnected she's afraid she'll lose him forever. Then a small miracle happens—they discover they have the same escape fantasy, to head west on I-10 to where she grew up, in Corpus Christi, Houston, and Kingsville, Texas. So, on a tight budget and with the expense clock ticking, they travel from Tallahassee to Texas and back, 2,400 miles in one week.
But the distance they cover transcends the miles that they drive. Along the way Claudia recounts the sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, but ultimately courageous Texas family story that defined her childhood and is Ross's heritage—a story that centers on her own mother's path-breaking journey from a family history of dysfunction, alcoholism, and abuse to create a life for herself and a loving home for her children. As Claudia and Ross spend time together, sharing stories and laughter, she's able to see more clearly the young man her son has become, and he takes responsibility for his unhappiness and finds a solution.
With prose that is nimble, vivid, and rich in humor, here is a spirited testament to the crucial bond between mothers and children.
Claudia Hunter Johnson is an award-winning writer, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker. Her memoir Stifled Laughter was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the inaugural PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award, and her Civil Rights documentary, The Other Side of Silence: The Untold Story of Ruby McCollum, won Best Florida Docum...
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Title:Hurtling Toward Happiness: A Mother And Teenage Son's Road Trip From Blues To Bonding In A Really S...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:ArcadeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1628728159

ISBN - 13:9781628728156

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