Riding With the Big Boys is a real-life account of an aspiring novelist trying to support his family by driving an eighteen-wheeler across the country, while waiting for publishers' response to his first U.S. novel. It is written in the shape of a diary, as a mixture of daily duties, falling hopes, financial stress, and panoramic sceneries shifting one after another, from Big Planes to the Rockies, from Newark Airport to Columbia River. It also reveals the parallel world of one of America's most impressive sub-societies, the life of the Big Boys - long distance truckers who spend the best years of their lives living inside their qsleepers.qmy Pontiac J2000 wouldna#39;t budge over 70 m.p.h. One hour of sleep, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, took care about non-driving time. ... packed with six of us and Alfie, our sizable German shepherd, going down a hill in a brand new, rented Chevy Astro, in Salt Lake City, ... Now the driver jumps out of the sleeper and starts the engine.
|Title||:||Riding with the Big Boys|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2001-11-12|