Called the "King of the Road" by Missouri Life Magazine, John Robinson lives in Columbia, Missouri when he is not living in his car. His articles and columns are regularly featured in a half dozen magazines. This is his first book.
A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart - Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods and Back Yardsby John Drake Robinson
"...irreverent sense of
He bought the car a dozen years ago. Together, they traveled every mile of every road on his highway map, a 250,000 mile journey to discover the real America beyond the interstate. Real people. Obscure places. Forgotten facts. His story unfolds in Missouri, but it could be about any state, any traveler who drives into America's hidden heart.
"...irreverent sense of humor."
-Tom Uhlenbrock, St. Louis Post Dispatch
"No one knows Missouri's backroads like John Robinson."
-Jim McCarty, Rural Missouri Magazine
- AKA Yola
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If you like Missouri history, geography, tall tales, legends, and/or bull#*!$ you'll enjoy this book. It's an easy read that's both informative and entertaining, and you can't wait to see if the author talks about "your neck of the woods." I highly recommend this book.
The ultimate road trip that'll make you jump off the freeways and ditch the plastic world. But even when he's stuck behind interstate lane-hogs, he shares a sure-fire method of getting 'em to move over. A story told with miles of humor.
I really enjoyed this book except for one thing, it ended too soon. Living in Missouri, I have been to some of the places John drove thru and talked about. From the favorite courthouse to the not what it used be, this book makes for a fun and educational read. You will ride with John around the state meeting folks and seeing many things that aren't seen from the interstate. A must for backroad travelers and history buffs. Many of the places I haven't been are now on my travel list. Glad to see I am not the only one traveling the two lanes. One last thing, don't forget your map.