The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances: A Memoir

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2009
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Welcome to the tragedy-of-the-month club! In one nine-month period, Mark Millhone’s youngest son nearly dies from birth complications, his oldest son is injured in a household accident, his father is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and his mother has a heart attack and passes away. In the aftermath of this year-from-hell, his marriage also begins to fray. He deals with this as only a real man could: he logs on to eBay and bids on his dream car. The like-new BMW becomes more than a car for Millhone—it’s almost a prayer to the patron saint of used cars and second chances to make his family like new again. Joined by his estranged dad, he embarks on a dysfunctional family road trip to pick up the car—a comedy of errors that gives Millhone life-affirming perspectives on how to navigate the road of life’s bumpy patches.
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subject_facet Fathers -- United States -- Biography, Husbands -- United States -- Biography, Marriage -- Humor
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title The Patron Saint of Used Cars and Second Chances A Memoir
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