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Driving Miss Norma
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After a diagnosis of terminal cancer, ninety-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt said 'Yes' to life, even in the face of death, and embarked on an extraordinary year-long road trip with her son, daughter-in-law and outsize poodle Ringo. This is her uplifting story.

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Tim Bauerschmidt (Author)
Like most people who find themselves caring for one or both of their elderly parents, Tim and Ramie were not experts in the field. Ramie was a high school counselor with a background in parks and recreation; Tim tabled his journalism degree to remodel homes. Later, they chose to embrace a nomadic lifestyle with Ringo, their Poodle.

In 2011, the couple began sharing photos and stories about 'life on the road' on their blog www.poodleinapod.blogspot.com. Ramie started the wildly-popular Facebook page, 'Driving Miss Norma', in late August 2015. A few months later, the page went viral and now has over 500,000 followers from around the globe. Miss Norma's story has been covered by nearly every major world news-media outlet, and the book about her year-long journey is published in at least eight languages.

Ramie Liddle (Author)
Like most people who find themselves caring for one or both of their elderly parents, Tim and Ramie were not experts in the field. Ramie was a high school counselor with a background in parks and recreation; Tim tabled his journalism degree to remodel homes. Later, they chose to embrace a nomadic lifestyle with Ringo, their standard poodle.

In 2011, the couple began sharing photos and stories about 'life on the road' on their blog www.poodleinapod.blogspot.com. Ramie started the wildly-popular Facebook page, 'Driving Miss Norma', in late August 2015. A few months later, the page went viral and now has over 500,000 followers from around the globe. Miss Norma's story has been covered by nearly every major world news-media outlet, and the book about her year-long journey will be published in at least eight languages.

Reviews

"Profound" * The Guardian *
"This life-affirming book is an inspirational account... It's about three people learning to let go of their fears and find love and trust in each other and the world around them." * Daily Mail *
"The author celebrates life and offers a heartfelt vision of what dying a good death really means . . . Uplifting and life-affirming." * Kirkus Reviews *
"Joyful and moving... offers profound insights into how we choose to live." * Publishers Weekly (starred review). This text refers to the Audio CD edition. *
"An uplifiting personal story of a year lived like no other... a touching and eloquently argued manifesto for a different kind of care for the elderly, one that embraces joy, life and human connection." -- Jane Warren * Daily Express *
"Inspirational stuff" * Yours Magazine *

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