Motorcycles I've Loved

Motorcycles I've Loved

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Penguin Putnam
“What the PCT is to Cheryl Strayed, the open road is to Brooks-Dalton.”—Cosmopolitan

A powerful memoir about a young woman whose passion for motorcycles leads her down a road all her own.


At twenty-one-years-old, Lily Brooks-Dalton is feeling lost; returning to New England after three and a half years traveling overseas, she finds herself unsettled, unattached, and without the drive to move forward. When a friend mentions buying a motorcycle, Brooks-Dalton is intrigued and inspired. Before long she is diving headlong into the world of gearheads, reconsidering her surroundings through the visor of a motorcycle helmet, and beginning a study of motion that will help her understand her own trajectory. Her love for these powerful machines starts as a diversion, but as she continues riding and maintaining her own motorcycles, she rediscovers herself, her history, and her momentum.

Forced to confront her limitations—new and old, real and imagined—Brooks-Dalton learns focus, patience, and how to navigate life on the road. As she builds confidence, both on her bike and off, she begins to find her way, ultimately undertaking an ambitious ride that leaves her strengthened, revitalized, and prepared for whatever comes next.

Honest and lyrical, raw and thoughtful, Motorcycles I’ve Loved is a bold portrait of one young woman’s empowering journey of independence and determination.

Random House, Inc.
A powerful memoir about a young woman who discovers the allure of motorcycles as she forges her own path.

At twenty-one-years-old, Lily Brooks-Dalton is feeling completely lost; returning to New England after three years traveling the world, she finds herself without the direction or the drive to move forward. When a friend starts talking about buying a motorcycle, Brooks-Dalton is intrigued, and before long she is diving headlong into the world of gearheads, channeling all her energy into a quest for the perfect ride. At first, her passion for these powerful machines is a diversion, but what she finds riding and maintaining her own motorcycles is the momentum she had been seeking all along.

Forced to confront her limitations—new and old, real and imagined—Brooks-Dalton learns focus, patience, and how to navigate life on the road. As she builds confidence, both on her bike and off, she begins to find her way, ultimately undertaking an epic journey that leaves her strengthened, revitalized, and prepared for whatever comes next.

Honest and lyrical, raw and thoughtful, Motorcycles I’ve Loved is a bold portrait of one young woman’s empowering journey toward confidence, independence, and her own wide-open road.

Baker & Taylor
A young woman searching for purpose and meaning immerses herself in the world of motorcycles, and learns focus, patience, strength and how to confront and live with personal limitations on the open road of life.

Baker
& Taylor

A young woman searching for purpose and meaning immerses herself in the world of motorcycles, learning focus, patience, strength, and how to live with personal limitations along the way.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2015
ISBN: 9781594633218
Branch Call Number: 796.75092 BRO
Characteristics: 244 p. ;,22 cm.

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