DRIVE: A Road Trip Through Our Complicated Affair With the Automobile
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Liberation, lust, envy, rage, power, thrill—our cars provoke enough emotion to jam a six-lane highway.
If you name your ride, reminisce about sex in the back seat or enjoy roaring down the open road, you know why we love our wheels. But if you hate traffic, curse at the price at the pump or fight over parking spaces, you know why we hate them too.
Drive is a cross-continent adventure that explores where our fuel-injected dreams have taken us. Award-winning journalist Tim Falconer invites us on his road trip as he meets vintage car enthusiasts on Route 66, rides along in a police cruiser, kicks the tires at a Las Vegas auto show and takes a hydrogen-powered car for a spin.
Steering us along North America's interstates and blue highways, meandering through small towns, sprawling suburbs and walkable neighbourhoods, Falconer shows us the growing collision of cars and people. In this complicated affair, who's really in the driver's seat?
About the Author
Tim Falconer is the author of Watchdogs and Gadflies: Activism from Marginal to Mainstream. He teaches magazine writing at Ryerson University and lives in Toronto with his wife.
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- Hardcover: 339 pages
- ISBN-10: 0670065692
- ISBN-13: 978-0670065691
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