Feedback Loop: On Road Trips and Writers

Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 12:50 PM

Author David Lipsky told us about the five days he spent traveling by car with David Foster Wallace. It was an emotional journey that he chronicled in his book, "Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace."  And it got us asking, who would we want to ride around with? John Hockenberry said Edgar Allen Poe. (I wonder what kind of car he would drive.)  Listeners also responded, several saying that David Sedaris would be a great traveling companion.

On Facebook Tyra Lynne Wahl said:

Hanging with or doing a road trip with David Sedaris would be a non-stop crack up...

And Maureen from Newton, Mass. agreed. She wrote on our website:

I would love to take a car trip with David Sedaris either through the Carolinas or the French countryside. I know I would never stop laughing and he would regale me with the kind of stories that only a local could know.

Maggie Larkin from Okla. Texted us: David Sedaris and Jack Kerouac!

@SeaTheMonster  wrote via twitter: @the_takeaway Author(s) I would road trip with: Herman Hesse and/or Tom Robbins. Hesse would be enlightening, Robbins would be hilarious

And Andy from Okla. called us to say:

If I could take a road trip with any author it would be Larry McMurty.  Not only the one of the greatest authors of our time but I would travel the West with him and just absorb the wealth of history and knowledge if he has. I think it would be great.


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Shea from Boston, MA

I have a business which designs custom road trips for people in the continental USA - because I think road trips are not only nostalgic but also a great living experience no matter where you go - or who you go with! :)

Jul. 09 2010 12:49 PM

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