America Unchained

by Dave Gorman

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Dave Gorman gives us another brilliant book in the challenge he gives himself of driving across America without using any of the mult-inational chains, which sounds wonderful and nightmarish at the same time. It is!! His natural charm and dry wit come across throughout making this a very funny and fascinating read.

 

America Unchained Synopsis

The plan was simple. Go to America. Buy a second-hand car. Drive coast-to-coast without giving any money to The Man™. What could possibly go wrong?

Dismayed by the relentless onslaught of faceless American chains muscling in where local businesses had once thrived, Dave Gorman set off on the ultimate American road trip – in search of the true, independent heart of the U S of A. He would eat cherry pie from local diners, re-fuel at dusty gas stations and stock up on supplies from Mom and Pop’s grocery store. At least that was the idea. But when did you last see an independent gas station?

Gamely, Dave beds down in a Colorado trailer park, sleeps in an Oregon forest treehouse, and even spends Thanksgiving with a Mexican family in Kansas. But when his trip mutates into an odyssey of near-epic proportions and he finds himself being threatened at gun point in Mississippi, Dave starts to worry about what's going to break down next. The car... or him?

 

America Unchained Press Reviews

'The road trip of a lifetime' The Times

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ISBN: 9780091899370
Publication date: 19/02/2009
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780091899370
Publication date: 19th February 2009
Author: Dave Gorman
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Travel,
Categories: Travel writing,

About Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman, 31, is a Perrier Award-nominated comedian and writer. His TV work has earned him two BAFTAs for The Mrs Merton Show as well as his own two BBC2 series.

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