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The Freeway: Two Young Artists In Love, On The Road In Search Of Home
by Dori Decamillis (Goodreads Author)
Two young painters in love sell everything they own, buy a vintage motorhome and hit the road to seek their fortune. This is the story of their adventures. In a voice as unaffected as the paintings she and her husband create, Dori DeCamillis tells the story of their three year long journey. Often funny, sometimes heartbreaking-with echoes of Huckleberry Finn, Jack Kerouac ...more
Published April 5th 2002 by Booksurge Publishing
(first published 2000)
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Aug 17, 2007 Leslie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: starving artists
I proofread this book for the authors, so if you find any typos, it is my fault :) Dori tells the story of her relationship with her husband and their rags to riches start in the art world in diary format. One detail I liked was when Dori said that their skin had turned orange from eating so many carrots when they were broke. Some entries were laugh-out-loud funny. Their RV is small and breaks down frequently, but somehow Joe keeps it going. The couple has since divorced, but it is still a movin ...more
What can I say? I fell in Love with Dori's art then I fell in Love with her story. I have to laugh that I met her (now ex) husband last year at the same art festival in Cherry Creek where I first met Dori some years before. I recognized his style as very similar (loved it) but when I asked him if he was related to Dori he vehemently denied even knowing her. After my recollection of the book came back to me he re-canted and told me they had divorced :/ the 2nd reading of this book was made very.. ...more