Moving Out: A [Happy!] Memoir
Casey Malone, author
At 39, Casey Malone just survived the most painful year of his life. He was accused of endangering his son after the boy showed up at the hospital with a broken wrist. His unrepentant, alcoholic father died of heart disease after a year of surgeries and complications. Then his turbulent marriage collapsed and his children were taken away across the country. His life was not working. Heartbroken and bewildered, he contemplated suicide by shotgun. Instead, he gave himself the gift of time. After quitting his job, he abandoned his apartment and car, sold his possessions, and took up residence in a vintage camper van. There he would stay until he discovered or forged the values needed to live a contented and useful life.