Friday, September 16, 2016

Review: Don't Think Twice by Barbara Schoichet

 "You know, marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be. You're going to have adventures your sisters never will never have," (p.23) Barbara's mother couldn't have spoken truer words.

Sometimes it seems like when it rains, it pours. The author lost her job, her girlfriend, and her mother all within a short time. She was in counseling, but it just didn't seem to quite be doing the trick. She signed up for a class on motorcycles and got her license to drive one. And that's where the real adventures begin.

Ms. Schoichet speaks of feeling as if she was 2 people when she dressed in her leathers and left home to fly to New York to get the motorcycle she had purchased via eBay from the 2 Daves. The journey she takes serves to reunite her halves and in essence, find herself again. Barbara is a fifty-year-old woman taking a cross country motorcycling trip on her own. This is something I would never do, but I did enjoy reading about her journey.

Barbara learns a lot on her trip, both about herself and others. It's fascinating to read. The book was hard to put down. I wanted her to heal and I didn't want to miss a minute of her story as she explored herself and followed her road whimsy.

I give this book 4 stars out of 5. It's a well-written memoir about a woman later in life healing and finding herself again.

I received a copy of this book via Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my honest opinion. The book was published September 6, 2016 from G.P. Putnam's Sons.