When Bloomberg journalist Mark Pittman suddenly died, his widow spent four summers driving 31,152 miles searching for answers. A former NY Daily News crime reporter, Laura Fahrenthold presents her moving portrait of life told with unflinching honesty about marriage, motherhood and mourning in The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story. Published by Hatherleigh Press and distributed through Penguin Random House, Laura’s put-your-heart-back-together memoir shares her adventures and misadventures, her deeply-layered love story, and her heartbreaking yet often hilarious slice of life dispatches as captain of a 1993 RV as she traverses North America spreading his ashes with their young daughters and a stray dog where the pink steering wheel becomes their spiritual GPS.
Laura Fahrenthold joins hosts Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith on Big Blend Radio Vacation Station travel show to discuss The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles.Featured music on this episode is “Sands of Time” from the “Other Desert Cities” album by Bay Station.
This episode was sponsored by the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.
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