“A FUN, ENTERTAINING STORY about life on the road—the life of a true-hearted hobo—when America felt itself toppling into decline. This book gives you a sense of the soul-searching quests many went on during the tail end of the so-called ‘Me Decade.’”
— Kevin Mattson, author of eight books including What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President? Featured historian in The Seventies, the Tom Hanks-produced miniseries on CNN.
“VERY PERSONAL . . . WELL-WRITTEN . . . DEEP . . . reveals what it was like to be a restless and adventurous youth in a bygone time."
— Tom Grimm, author of The Hitchhiker’s Handbook
“LIKE KEROUAC AND STEINBECK, it takes us on a thrilling journey through the heart of America. Although it takes place in 1979, the book offers a snapshot of who we are right now in the twenty-first century.
“As readers enjoy its breezy spirit and its sharp, often bemused observation, they will be challenged to consider with fresh eyes the current wrestling match for America’s soul.
“Those on all sides of the political divide—even those with the “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” mentality—are not judged but treated with compassion. Most significant of all, the author presents everyone as yearning for the same thing: something deeper and richer beyond the shenanigans.”
— Louis Markos, author of seven books including On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis