The Leisure Seeker: A Novel

Paperback | February 9, 2010

byMichael Zadoorian

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The Leisure Seeker is a sweet natured travelogue that’s about the end of the road in more ways than one….The Dangerous Book for Seniors!”
—Bob Morris, author of Assisted Loving<_o3a_p>


A sort of Easy Rider meets The Notebook, Michael Zadoorian’s poignant, funny, vibrant, and unforgettable novel, The Leisure Seeker, is a story of two seniors who escape from their retirement home and embark upon a hilarious and touching end-of-life road trip. Here is a story that will appeal to a wide range of readers: from retiring Baby Boomers to fans of Mitch Albom, Tom Perotta, David Sedaris, Nick Hornby, and Nicholas Sparks. In fact, the Detroit Free Press says, “I would recommend Michael Zadoorian’s The Leisure Seeker to almost anyone.”<_o3a_p>

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“The Leisure Seeker is a sweet natured travelogue that’s about the end of the road in more ways than one….The Dangerous Book for Seniors!”—Bob Morris, author of Assisted LovingA sort of Easy Rider meets The Notebook, Michael Zadoorian’s poignant, funny, vibrant, and unforgettable novel, The Leisure Seeker, is a story of two seniors who...

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In Michael Zadoorian's The Leisure Seeker the Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:February 9, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061671797

ISBN - 13:9780061671791

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "ROAD TRIP" FOR GROWN UPS. This is the story of John and Ella Robina and their last hurrah! After nearly 60 years of marriage, Ella has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and John has alzheimers. Against the advice of their doctors and to the horror of their children, they decide to dust off their “Leisure Seeker” camper and go on a cross country trip along historical Route 66 from Detroit to California. Destination: Disneyland. This book is “Road Trip” for grown-ups. This is an amazing book, laugh out loud funny and heart wrenchingly touching at the same time. It probably would not appeal to the younger set, but for anyone over 40 I think it’s a must read.
Date published: 2010-08-30

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“This is a sad, sweet love letter to a fading America, elevated beyond its simple premise by its sharp humour about aging and a quietly shocking ending…it’s hard to think of a more purely likeable novel in recent times.”