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Road Fever by Tim Cahill
  

Road Fever

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A truly wacky road trip from the southern-most point of the Western Hemisphere, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, to the far north, the oil fields of Alaska, what one might call extreme travel writing written with the same energy and pull as the trip itself. Quite something.

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Road Fever by Tim Cahill

Driving 15,000 miles from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in a record-breaking twenty-three and a half days, Tim Cahill's Road Fever is a hilarious account of a preposterous journey, a breathtaking tour of North and South America, as well as a veritable how-to for pulling off cheeky scams to get ahead. All in the spirit of getting his name written into the record books.

Told with the humour, knowledge, and propriety-be-damned attitude that have made his other adventure books such critical and popular successes, Cahill embarks on his fastest, funniest trip yet. He reveals everything there is to know about surviving South America on a diet of beef jerky and Farmer's milk shakes and getting General Motors and the Guinness Book of World Records to subsidize his wanderlust.

Reviews

A travelogue with an attitude, a road book with a ragged edge and purely gonzo sensibilities * Los Angeles Times * Tim Cahill is the working-class Paul Theroux. He delights in finding stories too peculiar to be labelled merely off-beat * New York Times * Tim Cahill is one of those rare types whose fun quotient seems to increase in direct proportion to the diceyness of the situation * San Francisco Examiner * Tim Cahill has the what-the-hell adventuresomeness of T. E. Lawrence and the humor of P. J. O'Rourke * Conde Nast Traveler *


About the Author

Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill is the author of seven books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Pecked to Death by Ducks, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh and Hold the Enlightenment. He is an editor at large for Outside magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications. He lives in Montana.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2005

Author

Tim Cahill

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

The Real World
Travel
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Travel writing

ISBN

9780552775793

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