Once upon a time, "Dash" was a young, free-spirited musician who inexplicably fell for her polar opposite in Andrew, a budding college history professor. Now, twenty-two years later after their only daughter has left the nest, she can't remember what she ever saw in him. What starts as a misunderstanding over a stray puppy turns into a trial separation that has some surprising side effects, both positive and negative.
The writing style is breezy, conversational and funny. I was immediately caught up in whirlwind that is "Dash" and also calmed by the stodgy, mostly predictable Andrew. There are many interesting co-workers and neighbors that add to the richness of the story. All-in-all, "Mad Dash" is a light, fun book that talks about the attraction of opposites, the craving for change, the power of memory, empty nesting, mid-life craziness, and what it means to be in it for the long haul. It is definitely recommended reading!
Recommended by Cheryl Finnan