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Bill Steigerwald

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Bill Steigerwald has written two books since retiring from his newspaper career, his journalism/civil rights history book "30 Days a Black Man" (2017), and "Dogging Steinbeck" (2013), his expose of the fictions and lies John Steinbeck and his publisher put into "Travels With Charley." He is a veteran journalist from Pittsburgh who worked as an editor and writer/reporter/columnist for the Los Angeles Times in the 1980s, the Post-Gazette in the 1990s and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in the 2000s. His interviews and libertarian op-ed columns were nationally syndicated for about five years at CagleCartoons.com, and he worked briefly for CBS-TV in Hollywood in the late 1970s. Steigerwald's freelance articles, interviews and commentaries have ap ...more

Sorry, Charley: The fabulism of ‘Travels With Charley’

Bill Steigerwald



After criss-crossing America in the tracks of John Steinbeck’s ‘Travels With Charley,’ Bill Steigerwald came to a conclusion: The esteemed work is something of a fraud. (Victimless, perhaps, but still.)









A cornfield near Alice, N.D., where Steinbeck supposedly camped overnight and met an itinerant Shakespearean actor in October 1960.





The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette





Sunday, December 05

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"Dogging Steinbeck by Bill Steigerwald is a masterpiece of reporting and of skeptical but respectful literary sleuthing. Paradoxically, it should enhance any reader's appreciation of Steinbeck's genuinely Nobel-worthy overall accomplishment, while sim" Read more of this review »
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"I really enjoyed this book, being a Steinbeck fan it really opened my eyes.
The writer made me wish that I was on the trip with him.
I will never pass a Walmart again wondering about all those RVs in the parking lot.
I definitely recommend this book to " Read more of this review »
Dogging Steinbeck by Bill Steigerwald
"In this book the author travels the same route that Steinbeck & Charley took. On his trip he found that Steinbeck had fabricated some of the experiences. I love to travel and I enjoyed the authors narrative as he followed the route. Good job Bill!" Read more of this review »
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
" Thanks for the kind mention, but I'd like to remind Goodreaders that everything they want to know/don't know about "Travels With Charley" and the trut ...more "
" Geoffrey wrote: "Likewise, I was a bit surprised that the actor he met didn`t recognize him and was a bit standoffish as well. I couldn`t understand h ...more "
" Ann -- Thank you very much for your nice comment and insights. Tis true about readers of yore being more gullible and/or trusting. Writers -- many fam ...more "
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
" Except that "Charley' is mostly fiction and is not an accurate or truthful account of Steinbeck's road trip or the people he saw on it. Read "Dogging ...more "
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