Love@ the Speed of Fear, an American odyssey. Matt Jones sets off into America on a motorcycle, leaving behind the life he’s known. Old ways die hard for Matt, but people he meets on his journey wake him up and shake him up. Escaped cons, yuppies, lesbian bikers, res Indians, foreign tourists and more accompany Matt into the Black Hills, where Matt’s hopes for personal freedom explode into chaos. Unexpected surprises are what Matt asked for when he left home. Except now they happen at the speed of fear. 13 original photos by the author.
I love it when somebody gets to do what most people would do if they just had the chance. Matt takes the song lyric, "Take this job and shove it!" and shows what happens before and after you declare your own independence.
Mostly it seems impossible for anybody today to take complete control of their own choices and desires. Matt illustrated for me what you're in for when you actually do it. This is a real-life version of what happens in the movie, The Matrix, when you wake up to a whole new world of possibilities.
The photos in the book show it too. Once I got to where I felt like I was on this journey along with Matt, I wanted more. The second book, Trust Me, is just as fun to read or better. They both kept me laughing while I was having my head spun around with new ways of seeing and doing things. All the people in it are unique-- fun to be with. I found it hard to leave when the book was finished.