When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs reads Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broke from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold? Convinced that Stevenson's book is cosmically intended for her, she redesigns her life according to its Core Values: boldness, resolution, independence and horn-blowing. Accompanied by her mother, her sister, and a hostile Amazon parrot that refuses to follow the script, our heroine embarks on a domestic adventure more frightening than anything she'd originally planned.
"Levine is a wonderful storyteller with a vibrant voice. Treasure Island!!! a rollicking tale, shameless, funny and intelligent." (The New York Times)
"[I]rreverent comic novel of self-empowerment..." (O Magazine, "16 Books to Watch for in January 2012")
"This highly original, farcical novel will keep you entertained." (Library Journal)
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A Hoot!!! But only for those over Thirty...
- Carol Meissner
First audible book I gave up on