Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing

Darwin Holmstrom Melinda Keefe


Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing

Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing

  • Title: Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing
  • Author: Darwin Holmstrom Melinda Keefe
  • ISBN: 9780760338582
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover



Life Is a Highway, a collection of the best automotive writing to date, captures the joys of the automobile, the historical circumstances of its creation, and the major events, people, and cars involved This book includes the most significant writings and musings about the automobile ever recorded, featuring works from some of the most well known authors and publicationsLife Is a Highway, a collection of the best automotive writing to date, captures the joys of the automobile, the historical circumstances of its creation, and the major events, people, and cars involved This book includes the most significant writings and musings about the automobile ever recorded, featuring works from some of the most well known authors and publications of the automobile s first 100 plus years Contributors include Stephen King, Jack Kerouac, Peter Egan, Jeremy Clarkson, Jay Leno, P J O Rourke, Rowan Atkinson, and L J K Setright.


Recent Comments "Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing"

If you're a petrolhead, this is a fun book to dip in and out of. An eclectic selection of articles from about 1902 onwards.

This collection displays mostly good car writing: "The Real Story Behind the New Ford Car" by Edwin Ketchum in "Popular Science" March 1928 is the best. But the bad comes along too: "Traffic Court: The Diary of an Alleged Perpetrator" by Patrick Bedard in "Car and Driver" August 1981 is the worst. And then there's the article from "Automobile Magazine" in September 2008 that confidently says the end of SUVs and pickups is at hand because high gas prices are here to stay. The least likely auto wr [...]

This is a collection of articles that have appeared in various automobile magazines/books over the past century. It is amazing, to me at least, that many of the earlier articles are just a pertinent to today as they were to the time they were written. All in all a very interesting book.

Lots of really good automotive writing from the entire range of the automobile's history.


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