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The biggest draw in this story, for me, was to get to the end and learn if the author really was able to accomplish his mission However, it turns out that the journey was pretty interesting, in itself I m sure there s a moral there somewhere something along the lines of the destination not being as important as the journey Nonetheless I enjoyed reading about all of the unbranded, Mom and Pop hotels they stayed in and restaurants they ate in It s nice know that quirky spots like tha The biggest draw in this story, for me, was to get to the end and learn if the author really was able to accomplish his mission However, it turns out that the journey was pretty interesting, in itself I m sure there s a moral there somewhere something along the lines of the destination not being as important as the journey Nonetheless I enjoyed reading about all of the unbranded, Mom and Pop hotels they stayed in and restaurants they ate in It s nice know that quirky spots like that still exist in the US I also enjoyed reading about the many acts of kindness the author was shown by the people he came across in his journey It kind of makes me happy to know that we Americans aren t as bad as foreigners make us out to be P The one thing that did annoy me was how much they obsessed over gas, and finding an unbranded gas station It was actually the most vital, yet most difficult, part of their journey so it seems pretty stupid to me that they picked a car made in 1970 that only gets 15 miles to the gallon to make a 3,000 mile cross country journey Every time they had car trouble, or were on the verge of running out of gas, I was thinking well, DUH So, whereas the journey might have beenfun for them in that kind of a car, in my opinion, it definitely added unnecessary cost and stress Overall, though, this book was fun to read, and I enjoyed learning about places in my own country that I ve never visited, and reading about places that I have already visited There is a certain melancholy yet happiness towards the end of Dave Gorman s journey in the United States The comedian wanted to travel across America completely unchained in other words, every motel he stayed at, every diner he ate at, and every gas station he filled up at, it had to be from a non corporate entity I shall not spoil the story, but it was a delight to be taken on this ride Dave is a witty, warm and engaging writer, with his unique experiences matched with his humorous observ There is a certain melancholy yet happiness towards the end of Dave Gorman s journey in the United States The comedian wanted to travel across America completely unchained in other words, every motel he stayed at, every diner he ate at, and every gas station he filled up at, it had to be from a non corporate entity I shall not spoil the story, but it was a delight to be taken on this ride Dave is a witty, warm and engaging writer, with his unique experiences matched with his humorous observations You feel melancholy at the end of the book, as you do not want the story to end, but you feel happiness and possibly pride as you have enjoyed the journey as a passenger I was after a bit of roadtrip inspiration and picked up Dave Gorman s America Unchained off the shelves After doing a US tour, he came home thinking he didn t like America very much but his problem was that he had only seem the soulless corporate side He sets himself a mission to cross the country without giving any money to The Man, avoiding hotels, gas stations, cafes and shops that are part of any chain.The journey ends up a little bit like one of those Top Gear specials where they buy old I was after a bit of roadtrip inspiration and picked up Dave Gorman s America Unchained off the shelves After doing a US tour, he came home thinking he didn t like America very much but his problem was that he had only seem the soulless corporate side He sets himself a mission to cross the country without giving any money to The Man, avoiding hotels, gas stations, cafes and shops that are part of any chain.The journey ends up a little bit like one of those Top Gear specials where they buy old cars and they start to fall apart, except that Dave doesn t really know anything about cars He buys a 70s Ford Torino on the west coast and the car is as much a part of the book as the social side I ve never know a trip to the mechanic to be a gripping narrative before One thing that does stand out is how friendly and helpful folks are in the west and midwest.Of course, it s one opinion of America from a liberal and British point of view so it may not appeal to all readers I certainly wouldn t recommend to a Mormon because after educating himself on the religion, Dave starts to find them a little bit scary I blame the lack of tea what kind of religion bans tea It strikes me that whilst relying on mom and pop businesses in America is still just about possible, you wouldn t be able to do the same trip in the UK Yes we have plenty of fantastic independent hotels and BBs and places to eat and buy foodbut when was the last time you saw an indie petrol station The big supermarket chains pretty much rule the roost here and I m not sure what would drive an individual to even attempt to compete To be fair I probably didn t do this book justice in the way I read it It s been what I call a bathroom book nuff said Basically it s just been dipped it into as when eg if my current read was too big to read in the bath or while I decided what to read next consequently it s been read intermittently over a few weeks.That said it s an easy book to pick up down Gorman s writing is on the whole easy to read one or two of his factual paragraphs went on a bit for me while it s am To be fair I probably didn t do this book justice in the way I read it It s been what I call a bathroom book nuff said Basically it s just been dipped it into as when eg if my current read was too big to read in the bath or while I decided what to read next consequently it s been read intermittently over a few weeks.That said it s an easy book to pick up down Gorman s writing is on the whole easy to read one or two of his factual paragraphs went on a bit for me while it s amusing it s not laugh out loud funny well, not for me anyhow with his encounters with eccentric locals being the most entertaining parts I would have liked a fewphotos of the trips people he met but I found a fewhere On the whole an amusing enough read Read this book a couple of years ago Subsequently I then purchased the video Both are excellent It s such a shame that the old Mom and Pop businesses are disappearing in the US and Dave goes all out to try and discover those that are all still in business It has some great highs and lows, especially when Dave gets so low that he foresakes his vegetarianism and has a burger one night and then regrets it If you ve ever fancied doing a road trip in the USA then this is a book you simply have Read this book a couple of years ago Subsequently I then purchased the video Both are excellent It s such a shame that the old Mom and Pop businesses are disappearing in the US and Dave goes all out to try and discover those that are all still in business It has some great highs and lows, especially when Dave gets so low that he foresakes his vegetarianism and has a burger one night and then regrets it If you ve ever fancied doing a road trip in the USA then this is a book you simply have to read This was a really enjoyable read I bought the DVD at the same time as the book, but decided to read the book first In this, Dave Gorman decides he wants to drive from West Coast USA to East Coast spending no money with large companies, only Mom and Pop stores His agent suggested making a film too, and the film almost becomes the downfall of the project Typically Dave Gorman, this book witty, silly, sad, happy it s just a great read And like all long journeys, it suddenly ends Suddenly This was a really enjoyable read I bought the DVD at the same time as the book, but decided to read the book first In this, Dave Gorman decides he wants to drive from West Coast USA to East Coast spending no money with large companies, only Mom and Pop stores His agent suggested making a film too, and the film almost becomes the downfall of the project Typically Dave Gorman, this book witty, silly, sad, happy it s just a great read And like all long journeys, it suddenly ends Suddenly you re there But great nonetheless .Epub ☪ America Unchained: A Freewheeling Roadtrip in Search of Non-Corporate USA ♹ The plan was simple Go to America Buy a second hand car Drive coast to coast without giving any money to The Man What could possibly go wrong Dismayed by the relentless onslaught of faceless American chains muscling in where local businesses had once thrived, Dave Gorman set off on the ultimate American road trip in search of the true, independent heart of the U S of A He would eat cherry pie from local diners, re fuel at dusty gas stations on remote highways and stock up on supplies from Mom and Pop s grocery store At least that was the idea But in a world of , McDonalds Starbucks, and , Best Westerns, could it really be done When did you last see an independent gas station Gamely, Dave beds down in a Colorado trailer park, sleeps in an Oregon forest treehouse, and even spends Thanksgiving with a Mexican family in Kansas But when his classic coast to coast trip mutates into an odyssey of near epic proportions and he finds himself being threatened at gun point in Mississippi, Dave starts to worry about what s going to break down next The car or him A friend loaned me this a while ago Although there are a few Dave Gorman books in my wishlist, I ve never read one, and this wouldn t have been the first one I chose, so it languished at the bottom of my TBR pile for some time before I picked it up.As you d expect, it s a light hearted, entertaining easy read Dave makes a good travelling companion, and his enthusiasm for America and his challenge is infectious.Glad I finally got round to it, and looking forward to catching up on some of his ot A friend loaned me this a while ago Although there are a few Dave Gorman books in my wishlist, I ve never read one, and this wouldn t have been the first one I chose, so it languished at the bottom of my TBR pile for some time before I picked it up.As you d expect, it s a light hearted, entertaining easy read Dave makes a good travelling companion, and his enthusiasm for America and his challenge is infectious.Glad I finally got round to it, and looking forward to catching up on some of his others Every so often I wish I was the type of person who knew every local place and had a mom and pop store for every need Dave Gorman s bookAmerica Unchainedmade me want to be that kind of person again It is a wonderful memoir of his coast to coast mission across the US while striving to spend not one cent at a place operated by the man This does what I want books to do entertain me, challenge me and most importanlty show me how interesting this world of ours is Brilliant. I picked up this book while backpacking through SE Asia at a one for one trade bookshop The premise intrigued me because I have been away from the USA for over 5 months and I have to admit, I am not thrilled with returning to the land of The Man His insights into American culture were spot on and his predictions might just be too I enjoyed learningabout my own country from an Englishman All the eccentric, friendly, scary, and beautiful pieces of it.