E–pub/E–book (The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir)


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  • The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir
  • Mark Millhone
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  • 06 March 2020
  • 9781605294964

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Summary ¾ The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir 105 S 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. Mark Milhone has given us the story of two journeys in this funny sad moving book The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances is about the author s trip from Texas to New York with his father in a used BMW he s just purchased on eBay But it s also the story of an intensely difficult year in his life and the life of his family and how he began to sort through the shattered pieces of their existence and found the clarity to begin putting things back togetherDuring the self described year from hell Milhone s newborn son nearly died from complications at birth his older son was bitten in the face by the family dog his mother died of a heart attack and his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer The string of tragedies put a strain on his marriage and things weren t helped when he told his wife he was headed to Texas with his father to bring the car home Yet the journey father and son share provides Milhone an opportunity to gain perspective on the tragic events of recent months and gain perspective on what truly does and doesn t matter Milhone and his stoic Midwestern father don t talk a lot his dad is the kind of man who usually keeps his feelings to himself so when they do achieve a deeper breakthrough of communication it s all the significantMilhone has a true gift for capturing the sometimes humorous sometimes tragic sometimes seemingly ordinary moments of everyday life He helps us to see that seemingly unimportant things can carry great weight that there is humor even in the midst of suffering and that the ability to recognize and value what is truly important in our lives may be the most important ability of all I loved this book As a reader I didn t want the journey to end but as a fellow human being I was glad that it did and that Milhone was ready to move forward with renewed perspective and hope geoff buda ve ben year in his life and the life of his family and how he began to sort through the shattered pieces of their existence and found the clarity to begin putting things back togetherDuring the self described Perky year from hell Milhone s newborn son nearly died from complications at birth his older son was bitten in the face by the family dog his mother died of a heart attack and his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer The string of tragedies put a strain on his marriage and things weren t helped when he told his wife he was headed to Texas with his father to bring the car home Yet the journey father and son share provides Milhone an opportunity to gain perspective on the tragic events of recent months and gain perspective on what truly does and doesn t matter Milhone and his stoic Midwestern father don t talk a lot his dad is the kind of man who usually keeps his feelings to himself so when they do achieve a deeper breakthrough of communication it s all the significantMilhone has a true gift for capturing the sometimes humorous sometimes tragic sometimes seemingly ordinary moments of everyday life He helps us to see that seemingly unimportant things can carry great weight that there is humor even in the midst of suffering and that the ability to recognize and value what is truly important in our lives may be the most important ability of all I loved this book As a reader I didn t want the journey to end but as a fellow human being I was glad that it did and that Milhone was ready to move forward with renewed perspective and hope

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Summary ¾ The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir 105 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 fami. I usually enjoy true life memoirs and this certainly falls into the true life category It s an easy read and for the most part an interesting one Mark Millhone writes about what he calls his year from hell and does so honestly As one crisis after another affects his family he finds himself and his wife pulling apart from each other Once he purchases his dream car he thinks it will be something that brings his family back together again because a past BMW purchase was such a good experience for them His wife is understandably not very happy about itThe book doesn t follow Mark s life experiences in order But as he recounts his drive from Texas to New York he recalls conversations he had in the car with his father and vignettes from his past that explain his thought processes and help him gain some much needed perspective We learn that his family was dysfunctional but whose wasn t to some extent Every family has their issues even the perfect happy ones We also parent as we were parented unless we make a conscious effort to change Mark was able to recognize his father in himself and realize the kind of husband and father he didn t want to be Overall an honest yet humorous and thoughtful read The blurb says the book would appeal to both sexes and while it was interesting I think it would be appealing to men I also could have done without the moderate profanity although I wouldn t call it gratuitous

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Summary ¾ The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir 105 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 illnes. If there could be an award for an over dramatized plot with little redeeming substance this book would win hands down This book was not at all what I was expecting it turned out to be an excruciating account of a troubled year in the life of the author s family and the resulting catastrophes Yes it s admittable that their year was full of unfortunate and dispairing experiences but could Milhone ever take a look on the bright side of any of it The story drowns in dysfunctional family episodes all of course told from the narrator s point of view His father was a workaholic his mother was borderline crazy Despite his upbringing Milhone appeared to be the best father he could be to his two sons something in which he received absolutely no support from his just as crazy wife and something which he constantly second guesses and doubts his every decision and action His wife Rose was one annoying character so negative weak bumbling and critical all from a woman who refused to leave her own bedroom I struggled to grasp a strand of sympathy for this woman and failed miserably Get therapy I pled and get on with the story


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    E–pub/E–book (The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir) 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

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    E–pub/E–book (The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir) I started this book thinking it would have some humor maybe his 'insights' would help Boy was I wrong First I forgot to check doesthe

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    E–pub/E–book (The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir) Millhone details the events of his year from hell His infant son spent time in the NICU fighting for his life his mother passed away his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer and his older son suffered a significant dog bite to his nose Rather than bringing his marriage together it nearly tore the couple apartThe book on its ow

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    E–pub/E–book (The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir) Mark Millhone Ú 5 Summary characters The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir I usually enjoy true life memoirs and this certainly falls into the true life category It's an easy read and for the most p

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    characters The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir Mark Millhone Ú 5 Summary Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ú Mark Millhone A man reconnects with his dad and finds his way back from a year filled with tragedy and loss in this touching memoir that puts a humorous cast on some of life’s darkest momentsMark Millhone has just had the worst nine months of his life His youngest son Benny almost died from birth complications His emotionally distant

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    E–pub/E–book (The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir) TAKE IT OR JUST LEAVE ITMillhone's ease with pushing prose on paper makes this book bearable Although there's a BMW and the open road a smooth ride this book is not Millhone's writing is a breeze despite the constant dread found in his story This book reads like a therapy journal for Millhone's year in hell In one year Millhone's mother died of a heart attack his father is diagnosed with prostate cancer his son Benny spent his first days

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    E–pub/E–book (The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir) Fun story but not completely resolved Mark Milhone's memoir about his self described Year from Hell marriage troubles a reconciliation with his dad and a road trip to pick up a used BMW he purchased on E Bay who does that? is a fun sad read Millhone tells his story about the death of his mother the death of his first dog the near death of his newborn son the dogbite his oldest son suffers and the deterioration of his marriage So does he r

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