Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Life Less Ordinary

For the last fifteen years, Rose “Manny” Mankowski has been a very good girl. She turned her back on her youthful fancies and focused on her career. But now, at the age of 45, she’s questioning her choices and feeling more and more disconnected from her own life. When she’s passed over for promotion and her much younger new boss implies Manny’s life will never change, something snaps. In the blink of an eye, she’s quit her job, sold her house and cashed in her pension, and she’s leaving town on a six month road trip.
After placing a personal ad for a travelling companion, she’s joined in her mid-life crisis by Zeke Powell, the cynical, satirical, most-read – and most controversial – blogger for the e-magazine, What Women Want. Zeke’s true goal is to expose Manny’s journey as a pitiful and desperate attempt to reclaim her lost youth – and increase his readership at the same time. Leaving it all behind for six months is just an added bonus.
Now, armed with a bagful of destinations, a fistful of maps, and an out-spoken imaginary friend named Harvey, Manny’s on a quest to rediscover herself – and taking Zeke along for the ride.

Manny basically decides to change her entire life in one moment and head out on a road trip with a companion that she does not know, Zeke.  Oh, and her imaginary friend Harvey. (whaaat?) I'm sorry but a 45 year old woman with an imaginary friend is hard to take seriously.  Anywhoo, off they go across the country to do whatever. 

Zeke starts the trip with some very unsavory motives and it's interesting to see how that plays out.

Definitely a light read and minus jumping from charactrer to character and a few too many plot lines, it would be something to read this summer on vacation!

Have you ever traveled with someone you just met?

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own!

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