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As an exclusive offer to Automobilemag.com readers, we have a limited supply of Road Trips, Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings, in both hardbound and softback editions, signed by its editor—and our editor in chief—Jean Jennings. This splendid collection of automotive-themed fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, from a broad variety of authors including David E. Davis, Jr., John Steinbeck, and Dave Barry, is certain to be a prized addition to any car enthusiast's library.

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Book description:
Americans love nothing quite so much as their cars. Promising the freedom of the open road, cars are the ticket to adventure: They are a defining rite of passage, rolling sculpture, power, and independence. Automobiles have forever changed the shape of our world, spawning a culture of drive-through restaurants and even drive-through chapels. As we celebrate the 100th year of the American car industry, a collection of writing from our most literate, and most hilarious car enthusiasts is certainly long overdue. Road Trips, Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings is a delightfully eclectic look at all things automotive. Including fiction, journalism, and poetry, it offers such classic voices as Ernest Hemingway during his newspaper days, John Steinbeck and his search for America (accompanied by his French poodle, Charley), and the wonderfully witty S. J. Perelman, whose letter to the neighbors tells of a disastrous cross-country voyage by car to California.

The good-ol'-boy world of stock car racing travels to deepest France with hysterical consequences in Bob Ottum's "Heck, Mes Amis, It's Only Ol' Cale"; Hunter S. Thompson and his 300-pound Samoan attorney terrorize tourists on the Strip in Las Vegas from their white Cadillac convertible; and P. J. O'Rourke tours Mexico in a ridiculously monstrous metallic silver Lincoln Continental "mushbucket," described by one bewildered gas station attendant as "el car boss." Also included are works by Jim Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, humorist Dave Barry, and essayist David Halberstam.

Whether fact or fiction, playful or more contemplative, the selections in Road Trips, Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings comprise a riotous anthology that fully explores our love affair with the automobile.

Featuring writings by:

  • Jean Lindamood Jennings
  • P. J. O'Rourke
  • David E. Davis, Jr.
  • David Halberstam
  • Kathleen Spivak
  • Denis Jenkinson
  • Denise McCluggage
  • Ken Purdy
  • John Weitz
  • Bob Ottum
  • Griffith Borgeson
  • Bill Neely
  • Dan Gerber
  • Jim Harrison
  • Bruce McCall
  • L. J. K. Setright
  • Ronald Barker
  • Noel Harrison
  • Nick Brittan
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Ian Fraser
  • Dave Barry
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Lydia Simmons
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Jamie Kitman
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • John Steinbeck
  • S. J. Perelman
  • Peter Egan
  • Jack Kerouac

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