By Mark Millhone
In the process one nine-month interval, filmmaker Mark Millhone's youngest son approximately died from beginning problems, his father was once clinically determined with prostate melanoma, his mom had a middle assault and passed on to the great beyond, a freak sickness claimed the lifetime of certainly one of his acquaintances, and his profession imploded. due to his club in what he calls the "tragedy-of-the-monthclub," his marriage additionally started to fray. Millhone replied to the chaos as many males may well: overdue one evening, he logged directly to eBay and bid on a classic BMW--his myth automobile, yet now not precisely what the physician ordered while it got here to his family's funds. as though sharing the scoop that he'd received the public sale along with his already-peeved spouse were not undesirable adequate, it grew to become out that he needed to go back and forth from long island to Texas to gather the automobile. His estranged dad joined him, and jointly they embarked upon a dysfunctional highway trip--a comedy of mistakes that might lend Millhone the point of view he had to shop his marriage and to appreciate what used to be fairly very important in his existence: his kin. Acerbic and hilarious yet with middle, this memoir will entice readers of Chuck Klosterman, David Sedaris, and Nick Hornby, in addition to readers of Millhone's "Guy knowledge" column in Men's well-being. His male point of view on a bothered marriage, elevating youngsters, dealing with loss, and rejuvenating a dating with a dad or mum will attraction both to either sexes.
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