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Between 1971 and 1975, Gerry Boylan hitchhiked over 100,000 miles in the United States and Canada. Much of Getting There, his first novel, is based on his own experiences. Boylan received his BS from Grand Valley State University in 1978 and is cofounder and managing director of Long Point Capital, a private equity firm. He and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of four children, Shannon, Moira, Joe, and Dan, and live in Royal Oak, Michigan.
on March 23, 2011 :
For the most part, this book was excellently and humorously written. I laughed out loud throughout, provoking odd looks from my husband and daughters who kept asking what I was laughing at.
I give it 4 stars out of 5 as there is a chunk in the middle taken up with detailed descriptions of the author's sons' achievements in their school basketball and baseball games. As an almost 40-year-old English lady, I have little idea about and less interest in the aforementioned sports so I found that section rather dull - sorry!
But once through that there are still some gems and a heart-stopping moment on the other side so it is well worth reading. And if you like basketball and baseball, so much the better!
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on March 12, 2011 :
Very engaging - a good, old fashioned teller of stories.
(reviewed the day of purchase)