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The Greyhound Diary Travel Guide is a depressingly hilarious roaming narrative. A postmodern Odyssey from the backwoods of Wheatland to the lost highway in West Memphis. From the trashed streets of Newark to the industrial cesspool that is Cleveland. Trapped inside the Turtle Boat with tattooed clowns and freak-show white trash, a grueling masochistic non-stop journey into the heart of fear. Everyone, regardless of age, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, class distinction and/or drug and alcohol dependency will relate to this universal saga steeped in American popular culture. This horrid tour is a cynical account of what it feels like to be out there on the bus in the middle of nowhere crawling around at ten miles an hour with Amelia Earhart's retarded brother at the controls. This is everything you've forgotten on those trips home from college. A fascinating, compelling ride…
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Oct 1, 2009"Night ... at the Grey Cafe ..." Having just finished reading this book and had to leave a positive review after having laughed myself silly for the last two nights. At a mere 79 pages, Inman's travel diary reads like a polished novella of the caliber of Paul Bowles. James Inman touches on a subject that many people have dealt with but few people have written about - without sounding like an ad brochure or meaningless moan from Lake Wobegon. This is a great literary tour through an unlisted United States.
Jul 23, 2009"GREYHOUND DIARY" My world, and welcome to it. It's so easy to write this one off as humorous fiction, but the truth is out there, and James Inman has captured it and doccumented it. I peed myself sick. "Where are we going, America, and why are we in this handbasket?"
May 22, 2009"Inman's Greyhound Diary" This is without a doubt the funniest documentation of someone losing their mind I have ever read. Everytime I see on the news that a Greyhound bus has flipped over a bridge, I can't help but to think that James Inman was on that bus or inspired someone else on that bus to play out his demmented fantacy. Because lets be honest, who hasn't wanted to do half the things mentioned in this brilliant masterpiece of a Diary. The only difference between Inman and the rest of us is......... Well you know.... Pyschiatric drugs! This is a must read for anyone who is planning on losing their mind and might not know how to go about it.
Mar 2, 2009"Get on this Bus!" As James Inman tells his story I get the sense that I have just witnessed Sam Kenison come back from the dead to devour David Sedaris and puke him out on the page in a spastic fit of motion sickness... and I mean that in the most pleasurable way. The talented Mr. Inman writes with the same energetic and caustic wit he uses on stage. My overt reactions to his chronicles of this hellish trip made people look at me funny when I read it in public. Roaring uncontrollable laughter has that effect at quiet places like the laundromat, the coffee shop, the office breakroom, church, etc. While James's bus trip itself was not worth the fare, this book is absolutely worth the trip. So take this ride - you won't regret it!
Jul 6, 2008"Why haven't you read this book? 6 stars!" If you had, you wouldn't need me to tell you that it's like Heart of Darkness except not in the same era, doesn't take place in Africa and though he is being driven to places in air-conditioned coaches with "whisper quiet shock absorbers", Jim still finds stuff to complain about and learns nothing. What we learn is that James Inman is a very funny man. Or like Albert Einstein once said,"James Inman, you are a very funny man. But it's all relative." This is the funniest documentation of someone losing their hair that I have ever read.
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- James Inman (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- March 4, 2008
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.25 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 4.25 wide x 6.88 tall
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