Mar 16, 2010

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB, asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.


"Mom, Dr. Tomaszewski thinks you should come home immediately."
"Oh, does he?" I say. "Well, tell Dr. Tom to mind his own damn business." (ch. 9)

Publisher's description:

"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 their lives and steal away from home in suburban Detroit on a forbidded vacation of rediscovery.

With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds - even when everyone says you can't."
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36 comments:

Tina's Blog said...

I liked this book - I'm anxious to read your review.

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like something I would say. Love it when a teaser makes me chuckle.

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds good to me..

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FeatheredQuillBookReviews said...

Funny teaser and funny "down-on- their-luck geezer" quote. Sounds good :)

apple blossom said...

hummm! Wonder why he wants her to come home. Thanks for visiting my teaser

fredamans said...

Sounds fun!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser_15.html

Jemi Fraser said...

Great idea - sounds like a good book.

Andrea said...

Hahaha, that's telling him.

Jennifer said...

Feisty teaser and the book description sounds as tough tis wold be an excellent book to read.

Dazzling Mage said...

This such an interesting book! And nice teaser too!

Marce said...

Fun teaser, made me laugh.

My teaser

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesday-splendor-falls.html

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I want to read this book; great teaser you selected. Thanks and enjoy.

Alayne said...

Haha great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Zia said...

Great teaser and sounds like a great book!

Malcolm R. Campbell said...

I like the premise and the title, ans suspect from your teaser lines that mama knows best.

Malcolm

P.S. My teaser is here:

http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2010/03/teaser-tuesday-ghost-mountain.html

JournoMich said...

Good for Ella.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this sounds like a fun and rollicking read!

Here's mine:

http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/teaser-tuesdays-4/

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Sounds like it could be good, could be goofy. I'll look back for your review.

Here's mine on Rose City Reader.

Carrie K. said...

Fun teaser!

Darlyn said...

nice...is that suppose to be funny? i wonder..

here's mine;

http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays.html

happy teusday!

Heather said...

Great teaser! Thanks for visiting!

kayerj said...

too funny, loved your teaser. Kaye-the road goes ever ever on

JoAnn said...

Sounds like this could be an emotional read - hope you're enjoying!

Irene said...

My mom would always make those kinds of statements to Dr. we just had to laugh, but I could see her doing these things. too bad adult children have to be so mean. Here

Miss Angie said...

Haha! I like that!

My Teaser: He's Just Not That Into You

Unknown said...

Sounds like a funny book. Nice teaser!

Staci said...

I agree...Dr. Tom needs to mind his own beeswax!! LOL!! Great teaser!

Lori said...

Cool teaser, funny too. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

Phyl said...

Ha! You know the adult children, not to mention the doctor, have only the best intentions. After I read the description of the basic premise of the book, I "got" the teaser and realized how great it was. Oh, the freedom they have, just for a little while.

Wonderful teaser. Thank you!

My own rather less profound teaser is at Bookishgal.

Book Soulmates said...

Mom is a snippy little thing huh! I like it :)

Here are our teasers for this week!

♥Isalys

Ann Summerville said...

I love this story - it reminds me of the movie "Up".
Ann
www.cozyintexas.blogspot.com
www.annsummerville.com

Lizzy said...

Very funny teaser! I'll have to check this one out.

Booklover Book Reviews said...

This story sounds wonderful - love her response!

Here's mine, from Ogawa: http://bookloverbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesday_16.html

Susan said...

Loved the review, can't wait to read the book.

Nickolay said...

I love the teaser! Thanks for the chance

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Kristen said...

This sounds like such a fun book. And even better, it's already on my shelves. LOL!

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