States of Mind: A Search for Faith, Hope, Inspiration, Harmony, Unity, Friendship, Love, Pride, Wisdom, Honor, Comfort, Joy, Bliss, Freedom, Justice, Glory, Triumph, and Truth Or Consequences in America

Front Cover
John F. Blair, Publisher, 1999 - History - 402 pages
5 Reviews
Brad Herzog, a cynical member of so-called "Generation X", wanted to find out if that cynicism was justified. So he and his wife, Amy, emptied their bank accounts, packed everything into a Winnebago, and set a course for a fabled America they weren't sure still existed.

What began as a literal search for the small places on the map became a figurative examination of the small places of the heart, a quest for virtues lost amid negativity and disillusionment. From Triumph, Louisiana, a community twice ravaged by hurricanes, to Justice, West Virginia, where one-half the population descends from the Hatfields and the McCoys; from Harmony, California, a town that can be yours for the right price, to Faith, South Dakota, overrun by a hailstorm and a grasshopper plague, States of Mind brings into focus an American psyche blurred by intersecting cultures. A journey all its own, it also conjures the humor of Travels with Charley, the yearning of On the Road, and the eloquence of Blue Highways.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
0
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: States of Mind

User Review  - Aaron Ritchey - Goodreads

Funny about this book, it's the kind of book that you would think about writing, but never actually write. I can see the conversation...hey, I'll write a book about places in America with inspiration ... Read full review

Review: States of Mind

User Review  - Katya Cengel - Goodreads

A great journey in words and wonder. Read full review

Contents

PrologueEpilogue
3
Harmony California
11
Inspiration Arizona
30
Truth or Consequences New Mexico
51
Comfort Texas
77
Pride Alabama
96
Hope Mississippi
121
Triumph Louisiana
146
Unity New Hampshire
240
Friendship Maine
261
Honor Michigan
282
Faith South Dakota
297
Freedom Wyoming
320
Wisdom Montana
347
Joy Illinois
373
Acknowledgments
393

Glory Georgia
167
Love Virginia
183
Justice West Virginia
202
Bliss New York
227

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

Brad Herzog, a graduate of Cornell University, is a former newspaper reporter & a frequent contributor to various national magazines. A three-time gold medal winner from the Council for the Advancement & Support of Education, he is the author of "The Sports 100" & a dozen children's books.

Bibliographic information