Individual Author Record
Name: Mike LeonardPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1947 in Paterson, NJ Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLeonard resides in Winnetka, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationLeonard is an American television journalist who works for The Today Show on NBC. Leonard has been a feature correspondent for the show for over 31 years, and is known for his stories on everyday life and the unique, creative way he presents his work.In 2006, Leonard published The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family, about a month-long road trip he took with his parents and four children in an RV.
- The Ride Of Our Lives, Ballantine Books, 2007
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The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family
ISBN: 0345481496 Ballantine Books. 2007 The Ride of Our Lives is the humorous yet deeply moving account of NBC journalist Mike Leonard’s cross-country odyssey with his eccentric parents, three grown children, and a daughter-in-law. Full of ups and downs, laughs and tears, the month-long journey becomes a much larger tale of hope, persistence, and valuable lessons learned along the way. A celebration of the ties between parents and children, as well as the unforgettable community of people one can meet across America, The Ride of Our Lives is an inspiring narrative of self-discovery and self-fulfillment–and how one unique family found blessings and simple pleasures on the road called life.
“Touching, hilarious . . . should be required reading in every family.”
“Poignant moments of questions and discovery, of truth-telling and memories.”
–The Charlotte Observer
“Often laugh-out-loud funny and sometimes heartbreakingly sad.”
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Heartfelt and whimsical . . . a cross-country trek through life’s lessons . . . Mike Leonard is a storyteller at heart, and each anecdote . . . punctuates the family’s love, struggles, and triumphs. In short, this is one ride worth taking.”
–Rocky Mountain News