Two Summers: read my road trips around USA on Greyhound Buses, 1969 and 2019

In 1969, then a 22-year-old British student, I travelled 12,000 miles around America on Greyhound buses. Half a century later to the day, by now a 72-year-old retired journalist, I decided to go back.

My adventures are described in  my latest book, Two Summers; Nixon and Trump by Greyhound Bus. It is a story of abandoned landmarks, rampant technology, clashing cultures - and individual acts of hospitality and kindness. They show how half a century has changed bus travel, the United States - and me.

 

'Not just a changed country but a changed narrator', commented one reviewer.

 

Looking back, the seeds of the upcoming election were plainly seen on my 2020 trip. I particularly remember this quote: ' We need to be sure we are not living through the last days of the Roman Republic.' It came from a police chief.

 

 

If you want to find out more about the book click here

 

If you've read enough already and want to  buy a copy click here

A lovely evocation of heady times in America' - BBC journalist James Naughtie

 

'A must read for those that simply never got over seeing this amazing America the Greyhound way' - William Eisenhuth, former Greyhound bus driver

Also on this website:

Books: my previous memoir and four books on medical writing

 

Talks: based on my two latest books and available in Zoom

 

Courses: the ones I developed and where they can be found

 

Writing tips: from writing a eulogy to overcoming writer's block

'A darkly funny adventure'

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