A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews

Reviewed by Tiffany Schlarman
“Life in the Slow Lane” is the humorous account of Thomas Sullivan’s
 short career in Drivers education. Thomas, who has worked in various
industries due to obtaining a Bachelors’ in History with a minor in
 Business, a Masters in Agricultural Economics and Associates in
 cartography, landed a part time job as a driver’s Ed instructor
 through an announcement of job openings on craigslist. To sum it up in
 his words, the book is “My wisdom gleaned from my time behind the
 wheel. So, buckle up, check the warranty date on the airbag, and enjoy
 the ride.”

This memoir of sorts was an engaging and humorous account of the
 perils and headaches of a driver’s Ed instructor. Mixed within the
 stories are the heartwarming accounts of students who make their
 instructors proud along with the fearful stories of students that will
 probably never learn to drive safely, but somehow have a license.
 Sullivan has a light hearted and comical approach to his writing
 though the stories, thoughts and feelings shared are not always light
 hearted in nature. The book has some deeper issues if you care to
partake in the thoughts and analysis of them, but I preferred to sit
 back, laugh and enjoy the ride!

 The book takes the reader through the hiring and interview process,
 training, corporate policies and greed and into the driver’s seat. All
 aspects are covered including unruly parents, no show appointments,
 car failure, over worked instructors, an out of touch boss and driving
 mishaps. Overall it has many laugh out loud moments that keep you
 firmly rooted in your current job, with one eye looking out for
 perilous road warriors. It is sure to bring some smiles amidst the
 stories, as well as frustration with workplace policies, procedures
 and lack of care.
I found the book to be satisfying for what it is. Mr. Sullivan writes
 with ease, brings laughter and has some interesting stories to tell.
 It’s a good one time read. The book is available on Amazon in
 electronic format and is inexpensive to purchase. If you like this
 book you can check out his other titles at  http://www.thomassullivanhumor.com/.

Published by perfectingtheartofchaos

i'm jersey girl, i may live in the dirty dirty, but i am not southern. i hate pancakes. i kinda have a soft spot for boys with dark eyes. i tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, then deny it. i believe the older you get the more you need friends who knew you when you were young. I keep old love letters, and throw away bills. i'm way, way, too smart for surprises. i only eat vanilla soft serve on jello.

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