Book Review: The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

A few weeks ago I walked by The Leisure Seeker  at the Nashville Public Library and the cover caught my eye, so on an impulse (and a taking the advice of my sister who told me I needed to read more fiction), I checked out this book.  Book image from

The book was a very quick, but a painful read.  The book is about a married couple in their twilight years, the wife has terminal cancer and the husband has Alzheimer’s.  The wife has decided they will take one last trip in their Leisure Seeker driving from Detroit to Disney Land in California. 

Ending predictably, but with a heart-warming (but depressing) story, this book gets 3 stars.  If you’ve read it, rate it below.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about the book.

One Comment on “Book Review: The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

  1. I loved this book and it will stay with me for the rest of my life. It reminded me so much of my parents and how they always said they wanted to “go” together. I never really quite understood what they meant until I read this book. I saw my dad struggle with caring for his “bride” of 63 years while she slipped away into the last stages of Alzheimers…he died of a broken heart I’m certain when he was told he could no longer take care of her in their home. She was moved to an assisted living facility and he the very same day went into the hospital with heart failure never wanting to see her live anywhere other than at their home under his loving care… Knowing how sad he was, I wished now that they had “gone” together on a final road trip such as this. I truly GET IT now — years later. This book was a heartwarming but bittersweet love story.

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