Things I Like about America: Personal Narratives
In a style reminiscent of David Sedaris, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Scott Carrier, these true stories of odd jobs, eccentric characters, boarding houses, buses, and beer chronicle Ballantine's search for America as he rides the Greyhound bus from small town to small town where he struggles to exist on minimum wage and be published. Written with piercing intimacy and self-effacing humor, Ballantine's stories provide entertainment, social commentary, and poignant slices of life.
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Review: Things I Like About America: Personal NarrativesUser Review - Praxedes - Goodreads
I have been a fan of Poe Ballantine's prose since my first encounter with his work in The Sun magazine. His stories and essays are honest, witty, and educational. This particular collection is alright ... Read full review
Review: Things I Like About America: Personal NarrativesUser Review - MR Dowsing - Goodreads
This is brilliant. Poe Ballantine spent many years of his life travelling around America from one shithole town and dead end job to another whilst struggling to become a writer. This book is basically ... Read full review