First We Quit Our Jobs

One Work-Driven Couple Got on the Road to a New Life

Abraham, Marilyn J.
Dell Publishing, 1997

Marilyn Abraham and Sandy MacGregor are a happily married couple of four years. They both have jobs in major corporations. Life is very busy for the two of them with such important jobs. One day Sandy lost his job which released the idea for a total freedom from all of life's tedious obligations. For three months Marilyn and Sandy put together a new life. They bought an RV and got all of the latest technology to join them on their journey. They left on a bright and sunny July first morning. Their first stop was an old BLT sandwich shop form which many memories had risen from. They visited numerous state parks and also stopped by relatives homes. They traveled up through Canada to Alaska and then south through Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. They then turned east and traveled through Oklahoma and Tennessee and then north through Pennsylvania and back to New York. Sandy and Marilyn traveled for four months and learned more about themselves and real life than their whole lives at any other given time.
Best 2 Quotes:
"you can't go home again"
"Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware."
-Martin Buber
I think that this was a pretty good book. It was somewhat long but was fun to read. Sandy and Marilyn demonstrated that if you just let go things will be okay and it will work out for the best. I would recomend this book to anyone who feels like their lives are extremly hectic and uncontrolable, and they can see how it feels to just sit back and relax.
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