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No Such Thing as a Free Ride?: A Collection of Hitchhiking Tales

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In this entertaining volume, you'll find Governor General Award-winner Margaret Avison and American sci-fi novelist Piers Anthony rubbing shoulders with Blag Dahlia and Ben Bachelder. You'll read of Jello Biafra's encounter with shoe-eating cows, Alan Dean Foster's ride on a whale shark, and Kage Baker's hilarious account of actors broken down on Interstate 5. Filmmakers, ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Goose Lane Editions (first published May 12th 2005)
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Paul
Nov 07, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a edited compilation of hitch hikers tales from famous and well known people. There is a right mix of styles and lengths of pieces as you would expect, from a paragraph to several pages.

Overall it is not too bad, and the sectioning mostly makes sense, but these could have been reduced to three or four.
Kimberly
Jun 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, travel
This compilation of (mostly) true narratives delves a bit into the hitchhiking mystique, mixing the good with the bad, the tales of good fortune among the incredulous horror stories.

There were a few selections that seemed a bit out of place, but perhaps that's to be expected when the idea of 'place' in this collection is so transient, just as the narrators themselves.
David Pannett
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing

An amusing read which brought back many memories of hitching around the UK and Europe during the '60s.
Ashley
Oct 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Oh, some of these were super outrageous and others totally cracked me up. Gotta love good ol' hitchhiking stories. It's a shame that people are super timid about picking them up nowadays.
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