Lost in America: A Dead-End Journey (Hardcover)

A Dead-End Journey

By Colby Buzzell

Harper, 9780061841354, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2011



"Nothingless than the soul of an extremely interesting human being at war on ourbehalf." --Kurt Vonnegut

Astunning portrait of modern America by Colby Buzzell, the critically acclaimed author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq.Recounting his five-month journey through the country, from its thrivingcoastlines to its rust-belt wrecks, Buzzell reveals aparadoxical landscape of American dreams both achieved and broken, manifestdestinies claimed and refuted, and community ties pulled apart and patchedtogether. In the tradition of John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, Buzzell's Lost in America uncovers the starkrealities of our national character even as it explores the deepest questionsof identity, unity, and fatherhood.

Praise For Lost in America: A Dead-End Journey

“A witty, fearless, sharp-eyed chronicler of America in decline. Buzzell exhibits a Henry Miller-like talent for the memorable character sketch.”
-Kirkus Reviews