Two Authors, Two Road Trips, Two Americas

October 24, 2013

Contact: Collin Weber (Tel: 510-981-6151)

Authors Bill Steigerwald and Ethan Casey will be presenting “Two Authors, Two Road Trips, Two Americas” in which they’ll discuss their respective American road trip books Dogging Steinbeck and Home Free: An American Road Trip on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 3:00-5:30 PM, PST, at the Central Library at 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, in the 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room.

Both authors have written first-person accounts of their separate coast-to-coast travels and their impressions of America and its people. They will be presenting photos and stories from their travels in addition to discussing the topics covered in each of their books.

In his investigative road book Dogging Steinbeck, Bill Steigerwald used John Steinbeck’s classic book Travels with Charley as a map for his own cross-country road trip in search of America which turned into a case of literary detective work as he attempted to set the record straight on this beloved but unreliable travelogue.

In the fall of 2012, Ethan Casey drove clockwise around America during the election season which resulted in Home Free: An American Road Trip, an entertaining and illuminating work of personal reporting in the spirit of his previous travel narratives Alive and Well in Pakistan and Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti.

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