The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances PDF

The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances PDF Acerbic and hilarious but with heart, The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances will appeal to readers of David Sedaris and Nick HornbyIn the course of one nine month period, filmmaker Mark Millhone s youngest son nearly died from birth complications, his father was diagnosed with prostrate cancer, his mother had a heart attack and passed away, a freak illness claimed the life of a friend, and his career imploded As a result of his membership in what he calls the tragedy of the month club, his marriage begins to frayMillhone responded to the chaos as many men might he logged on to eBay and bid on a vintage BMW, his fantasy car, but not exactly an easy fit with his family s finances As if sharing the news that he d won the auction with his already peeved wife weren t bad enough, it turned out that he had to travel from New York to Texas to collect the car His estranged dad joined him, and they embarked upon a dysfunctional road trip, a comedy of errors lending Millhone the perspective he needed to save his marriage and to understand what was really important in his life his family


10 thoughts on “The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances

  1. Betsy Betsy says:

    Couldn t really get into this book Just a bunch of random stories that I found uninteresting and not very funny The description recommended for fans of David Sedaris and Nick Hornsby, which I love, but this one fell flat.


  2. Jana Bouc Jana Bouc says:

    If I d paid for this audio book I d be asking for my money back but I downloaded it from the library It s kind of book that makes you wonder how they pitched the book proposal to the publishers and why they decided to publish it It s the story of a terrible year in the life of a family told sarcastically by the father I kept thinking that something would redeem the


  3. Terry Terry says:

    This was a very poignant book about family crises and the challenge of working through them The narrative is against the backdrop of buying a used car and a road trip with the author s father It flashes back to his childhood, parent s marriage status, death of a parent, personal marital problems and injury to their kids It is a very interesting read and far exceeded my expe


  4. Marca Marca says:

    I pulled the plug on this one after 40 minutes audio The scene with the dog Baily did it for me Added to that, I found myself in the middle of unpleasant dysfunctional family drama, and don t needof that in my life The title and the first minutes of the book are promising, but the story mired quickly.


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