by William Least-Heat Moon
I stumbled across this at the library a few weeks ago and it is proving to be a phenomenal read. It came out when I was 8 years old, in 1974, so some of you older gentlemen may remember it from years ago. Either way, it is a timeless adventure story. Not edge-of-your-seat, just a backroads look at America, the way I personally love to see it.
WARNING, spoiler alert! It is about an English professor, newly divorced, who loses his job due to downsizing. What does he do? What any of us would (love to) do! He buys an old van, converts it in to a one-man camper, takes his savings and gasoline cards and hits the road! His goal was to drive the blue highways (2 lane roads on the old atlases, when the interstates were red). He just wanted to see the world, talk to people, and take a break from life and go on a soul-searching adventure. I'm not through, so I can't spoil the ending, but to any of you interested in a little history (of virtually every place he visits), and who possess a spirit of adventure, you won't regret picking this book up!
Enjoy! I'm curious what anyone who has read it thought of it.