Britain's best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey.
Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, travelling every mile on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways.
Taking in both the essential icons and the hidden gems of the 'Mother Road', Billy also meets up with plenty of the memorable characters who call it home. With his instinct for a good story, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most engaging national treasures, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.
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Wow .... I enjoyed this book soooo much ... I had trouble putting it down ... Even waking up for a weeee break in the middle of the night was enough to prompt me to carry on reading ... Thank you Billy for broadening my horizons and your views on the 'little' but important things in life that made me smile ..... Carla Brough (Australia)
The Scotsman and his Route 66
Really did enjoy this, most of the time. Being an Aussie who has travelled the Mother Road 3 times, once in a Mustang, then in a SUV and then on a coach, I would recommend go with a guide, as Billy did, but gee, go to ALL the great places. The people are magnificent, generous and welcoming, and yes, the food mainly rubbish, but it's the romance, the exhilaration and the landscapes. Thanks Billy for the memories. A great read and I can't wait to get my kicks again!