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By Billy Connolly

Britain's top enjoyed comic hits the main well-known road on the earth on an unforgettable journey.

Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and the tasteless internationally, has dreamed approximately taking a visit at the mythical path sixty six considering that he first heard Chuck Berry belting out one of many maximum rock n roll files of all time. And now he's eventually had the opportunity to do it, heading out on his personalized trike looking for the true the United States that could nonetheless be discovered past the nation's freeways.

Travelling each one of its 2,278 miles from the skyscrapers of Chicago to Santa Monica Pier in California, Billy's trip takes him prior a few of the crucial icons of the U.S.: the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, and the funky neon-lit gasoline stations and diners that after covered the course. however it additionally provides him the opportunity to get to understand the folks who name it domestic, from Mervin the Amish wood worker, to fellow banjo fanatic and obsessive software collector Rob, to Angel, one of many many of us made up our minds to maintain the spirit of the mummy street alive. humorous, touching and encouraging in equivalent degree, the stories he gathers at the manner inform the tale of recent the US. and they would motivate a couple of humans to get on their motorcycles as well.

With his unrivalled intuition for a very good tale, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most tasty nationwide treasure, Billy Connolly is the final word advisor to the last word highway journey.

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