Lazydays RV SuperCenter, Seffner, Fla, will be hosting best-selling author Mike Leonard Friday (May 19) at noon where he will be available to sign copies and read excerpts from his book The Ride of Our Lives.
Leonard, who received a 2004 Spirit of America Award from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), took a one month sabbatical from his work as an NBC correspondent to travel cross-country in two RVs with his parents, his three grown children and their families.
The trip was later aired in four segments on NBC Today and served as inspiration for his recently released book, which has already made the New York Times Best Seller list.
Publisher Random House offered: “In the course of their humorous, often poignant cross-country tour, from the desert Southwest to the New England coastline, the Leonards reminisce about their loves, their losses, and their rich and heartwarming (and sometimes heartbreaking) lives, while encountering a veritable Greek chorus of roadside characters along the way.”
The final destination is Chicago where the family hopes to witness the arrival of Leonard’s parents’ first great-grandchild.
“We are very pleased to have Mike spend the day with us at Lazydays,” said Stewart Schaffer, chief marketing officer for Lazydays. “The Ride of Your Life is a true slice of our culture steeped in humor, adventure and self-discovery. I’m confident our customers and guests will be just delighted to meet him.”