Footloose in America

Footloose in America

Dixie to New England

Book - 2015
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"A vagabond poet, a businesswoman, and a mule all walk into a bar. Great beginning for a joke, right? But this is actually one of the many true adventures that middle-aged newlyweds Bud and Patricia Kenny experience on their two-and-a-half-year trek across America. Leaving Arkansas with their trusty mule, Della, the three companions start walking east. Their final destination? The coast of Maine. But first they must endure dangerous weather, find miscellaneous jobs along the way, and engage with a fascinating array of people - all while navigating the day -to-day necessities of traveling on foot. Della pulls a pack cart that generates electricity and opens as a stage. In the spirit of the old traveling medicine shows, they stop and entertain folks along the way. But instead of pushing pills and potions, Bud performs and peddles his poetry. Footloose in America is the story of their journey. Catch an extraordinary glimpse of America and discover just how possible your craziest dream might be." -- p. [4] of cover.
Publisher: North Charleston, South Carolina :, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,, c2015.
ISBN: 9781511570954
Branch Call Number: 910.4 KE
Characteristics: 341 pages : black and white illustrations. ; 23 cm


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Nov 22, 2017

I really enjoyed this book as a travel memoir but even more for the rich, perceptive stories of the people Bud and Patricia meet as they journey slowly through America. As the last year has shown, many of us have gotten very narrow images of our fellow Americans and Bud does a great job expanding those images in an honest but accepting way. I was sorry when I reached the end.


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