First We Quit Our Jobs: How One Work Driven Couple Got On The Road To A New Life

First We Quit Our Jobs: How One Work Driven Couple Got On The Road To A New Life

by Marilyn J. Abraham


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What happens when two executives leave their jobs, friends, and the city behind to hit the road in a twenty-seven foot RV? America the beautiful becomes a place of sights, foods, people, memories, and a little wisdom.

After fifty-two combined years in the corporate fast lane, Marilyn Abraham and her husband, Sandy MacGregor, embarked on an adventure that every work-driven professional dreams about but hardly ever has the courage to realize. They quit their jobs and hit the road in order to retrain themselves in the art of living. For almost a year, the couple traveled nearly 20,000 miles to thirty-one states, including Washington, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, and through seven Canadian provinces to Alaska, in the hulking RV they named Sue.

More than just a travelogue, First We Quit Our Jobs is the story of recreating one's life and discovering what is real, what is true, and what is important. Filled with visions of Americana, this personal and touching memoir traces the author's search for meaning in this modern day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440507574
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/1997
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Marilyn J. Abraham was an editor and vice president at Simon & Schuster. Her husband, Sandy MacGregor, worked at RCA for nearly twenty years. When MacGregor was dismissed, he and his wife journeyed around the country in a Winnebago for four months and explored life outside the corporate world.

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First We Quit Our Jobs: How One Work Driven Couple Got on the Road to a New Life 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bruce_krafft on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We wonder what it would be like to be able to quit our jobs and get an old Airstream or a small yacht and travel. Unfortunately neither of us has a job like the author and her husband had, so we are also interested in ways to generate an income on the road. This book didn¿t help with that. It did tell a story about how a `real¿ New Yorker adapted to life without taxis, deli¿s and delivery service.The book does not cover dealing with the different systems that an RV has, or any details on how to forward mail, or anything else that would greatly date the material on the book. What it really seems to be about is a story about 2 people taking a great leap to change their lives and how they approach life. They were interested in getting a business and working together somewhere in a smaller town. Could they do that? Could they spend that much time together? Could they live and work outside of New York without going crazy? They chose to take an extended trip in an RV as a transition from life in the big city.It was an enjoyable read for any arm chair traveler.DS