:: A Memoir Tracy Bouvier ::
DROP ME AROUND THE CORNER
Imagine your life is a sitcom thanks to your eccentric father who can never get enough attention. His physical appearance turns people's heads. He wears a toupee that looks like a toupee. He has a handle bar mustache and sideburns dyed jet black, and he shows off his tanned, muscular physique by leaving his shirt unbuttoned down to his navel wherever he goes. His appearance and his off colored jokes draw attention yes, but it’s his van that’s the real pain in your life.
The van is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s covered in brass ornaments and silver dollars. It shines like gold and everyone stares at you because you’re in the van and you need a ride to school. Most any kid would want to be dropped around the corner.
Tracy takes you inside her life being raised by her out of this world dad. As she is left unsupervised and having to fend for herself in serious situations, life becomes an even more wild ride, where she is taken down a life road we never expected.
This chaotic and unique coming-of-age story has something for everyone.
'He looked at the baby from time to time. She was gazing into the water, mesmerized by her own reflection. He relaxed and closed his eyes.'
Dad took me on some wild rides growing up
History Life & Style
The California Fantasy Van
Magazine feature: A daughter remembers the man who created a peculiar piece of Burbank history
Tracy Bouvier grew up in Burbank California where she was raised by her local celebrity single dad. She spent her teenage years riding in his crazy van, covered in brass ornaments and silver dollars, while cringing at constant onlookers. She’s been a record-setting college shot-putter, a motorcycle rider (and crasher), a daffodil picker, and lived on a commune. She’s a seasoned Operating Room nurse of 35 years and married to her husband for about the same. They have two amazing daughters. This is her first book.
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