One thing I remembered to take along was the audio book of Bossypants, a "book" written, and read, by Tina Fey.
It was a good old-fashioned hoot. I love Tina. Long may she rave.
A few memorable tidbits from the book:
Start with "yes". She learned this from her time at Second City in Chicago. (William Shatner would agree.) Don't be a nay-sayer.
Don't stop at "yes" but go for "yes, and." Another Improv learning. We all need to add something to the conversation.
Never cut to a closed door. This jewel comes from Lorne Michaels, the creator and Executive Producer of Saturday Night Live (SNL) who gave Tina the golden opportunity to write for SNL.
If you have a big decision to make, don't jump to a choice, but give it some time. Another one from Lorne. Don't rush things too much.
Those are the big take-aways, and there are lots of laughs all the way through. From her childhood thru geekdom to theater class to Second City to SNL to 30 Rock to childbirth. A real pleasure, and audio books sure help to pass the time on the open road.