Ballantine, Jan 2005, 6.99
In Springfield, Missouri Mame suffers a heart attack that sends her nephew radio talk show host “Doc” Elliot Roth scrambling fromm St. Louis to insure she is okay. Mame, owner of Mame's School of Alternative Life Lessons, worries about Elliot who she feels never fools around. He works out continuously and he only eats healthy foods. Elliot remains traumatized because his father died from a heart attack at thirty-five, the same age Elliot is now.
In the hospital Elliot trips over Mame's disciple, Alys Seagraves, whose husband died last year from cancer and both her parents are dead. Mame fakes out Elliot and steals his car from the hospital lot. He worries about her and visits Alys for information. She also is concerned as she and Mame were going to go together to New Mexico. Elliot decides to follow his Aunt Mame, but Alys forces her way onto the trek. Like two pigeons, Mame has maneuvered her two favorite folks; as if on cue these opposites fall in love, but both fear commitment because people they knew died.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner