Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey

by Rachel Simon | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0452284554 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Tribefan of Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on 6/18/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Tribefan from Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on Saturday, June 19, 2010
Beth is a spirited woman with mental retardation, who spends nearly every day riding the buses in Philadelphia. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. When Beth asks her sister Rachel to accompany her on the buses for one year, they take a transcendent journey together that changes Rachel's life in incredible ways and leads her to accept her sister at long last-teaching her to slow down and enjoy the ride.

Journal Entry 2 by Tribefan at BCinDC, BookCrossing Convention -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (2/24/2011 UTC) at BCinDC, BookCrossing Convention -- Controlled Releases

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Bookcrossing: n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.
- from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary

This book is going to be released at the BCinDC convention. I just wish I could have come in person!

This book will be released at the 2011 BookCrossing Convention.

Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, April 21, 2011
Picked up from the Book Buffet at the 2011 Bookcrossing Convention.

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Journal Entry 5 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, June 06, 2011
I picked this book up mainly as a joke, so I could show it to MrPloppy. We used to watch The Gilmour Girls, and in one of the episodes they're watching the TV adaptation of this book, so of course I had to take it home to him :-)

I ended up reading it, though, and it's not bad. Some of the wisdom the author receives from the bus drivers is a bit too pat to be believable, but her exploration of what it means for an adult with disabilities to live independently is interesting, as are her memories of how her family coped (or failed to cope) with having a disabled child.

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Journal Entry 6 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (7/12/2011 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Given to another bookcrosser at Tuesday's meetup.

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