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Riding the Bus with My Sister - A True Life Journey

Rachel Simon

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In the ten years since Rachel Simon first invited the world to board the bus with her and her sister, Cool Beth, readers across the globe have been moved by their story. Now, in an updated edition with fifty pages of new content, Rachel Simon reflects on changes in her life, Beth's life, and the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The highlight is Beth's update, which is in her own words. A new Reader's Guide is also included. Join these two unforgettable sisters on their journey, this time in an even deeper and richer way. Rachel Simon's sister Beth is a spirited woman who lives intensely and often joyfully. Beth, who has an intellectual disability, spends her days riding the buses in her unnamed Pennsylvania city. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. One day, Beth asks Rachel to accompany her on the buses for an entire year. This wise, funny, deeply affecting true story is the chronicle of that remarkable time. Rachel, a writer and college teacher whose hyperbusy life camouflaged her emotional isolation, had much to learn in her sister's extraordinary world. Full of life lessons from which any reader will profit, Riding the Bus with My Sister is "a heartwarming, life-affirming journey through both the present and the past...[that] might just change your life" (Boston Herald). Elegantly woven throughout the odyssey are riveting memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and astonishing forgiveness. Rachel Simon brings to light the almost invisible world of adults with developmental disabilities, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and, without sentimentality, portrays Beth as the endearing, feisty, independent person she is. This heartwarming memoir about the unbreakable bond between two very different sisters takes the reader on an inspirational journey at once unique and universal. Riding the Bus with My Sister was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Rosie O'Donnell and Andie McDo

Language:

English

Length:

9h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:59