Don’t drink and drive. It's a deceptively simple rule, but one that is all too often ignored. And while efforts to eliminate drunk driving have been around as long as automobiles, every movement to keep drunks from driving has hit some alarming bumps in the road. Barron H. Lerner narrates the two strong—and vocal—sides to this debate in the United States: those who argue vehemently against drunk driving, and those who believe the problem is exaggerated and overregulated. A public health professor and historian of medicine, Lerner asks why these opposing views exist, examining drunk driving in the context of American beliefs about alcoholism, driving, individualism, and civil liberties. Angry and bereaved activist leaders and advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaign passionately for education and legislation, but even as people continue to be killed, many Americans remain unwilling to take stronger steps to address the problem. Lerner attributes this attitude to Americans’ love of drinking and love of driving, an inadequate public transportation system, the strength of the alcohol lobby, and the enduring backlash against Prohibition. The stories of people killed and maimed by drunk drivers are heartrending, and the country’s routine rejection of reasonable strategies for ending drunk driving is frustratingly inexplicable. This book is a fascinating study of the culture of drunk driving, grassroots and professional efforts to stop it, and a public that has consistently challenged and tested the limits of individual freedom. Why, despite decades and decades of warnings, do people still choose to drive while intoxicated? One for the Road provides crucial historical lessons for understanding the old epidemic of drunk driving and the new epidemic of distracted driving.
Why, despite decades and decades of warnings, do people still choose to drive while intoxicated? One for the Road provides crucial historical lessons for understanding the old epidemic of drunk driving and the new epidemic of distracted driving.
"A high-spirited, comic ramble into the savage Outback populated by irreverent, beer-guzzling frontiersmen." --Chicago Tribune "A fascinating insight into what we're all about on the highways and byways along the outback track." --The Telegraph (Sydney) Swept off to live in Sydney by his Australian bride, American writer Tony Horwitz longs to explore the exotic reaches of his adopted land. So one day, armed only with a backpack and fantasies of the open road, he hitchhikes off into the awesome emptiness of Australia's outback. What follows is a hilarious, hair-raising ride into the hot red center of a continent so desolate that civilization dwindles to a gas pump and a pub. While the outback's terrain is inhospitable, its scattered inhabitants are anything but. Horwitz entrusts himself to Aborigines, opal diggers, jackeroos, card sharks, and sunstruck wanderers who measure distance in the number of beers consumed en route. Along the way, Horwitz discovers that the outback is as treacherous as it is colorful. Bug-bitten, sunblasted, dust-choked, and bloodied by a near-fatal accident, Horwitz endures seven thousand miles of the world's most forbidding real estate, and some very bizarre personal encounters, as he winds his way to Queensland, Alice Springs, Perth, Darwin--and a hundred bush pubs in between. Horwitz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two national bestsellers, Confederates in the Attic and Baghdad Without a Map, is the ideal tour guide for anyone who has ever dreamed of a genuine Australian adventure. "Lively, fast-paced and amusing . . . a consistently interesting and entertaining account." --Kirkus Reviews "Ironical, perceptive and subtle . . . will have readers getting out their maps and itching to follow Horwitz's tracks. . . . The internal journey is his finest achievement; he allows the reader into his heart, to go travelling with him there, sharing his adventures of the spirit." --Sunday Times (London) From the Trade Paperback edition.
Two men...one road. They are trapped before they ever know it, but the horror they are both to encounter is not only nothing short of hell...it is hell. Kevin Delanoras and Mark Christiana had never met before tonight. Yet they are woven into the same fabric of being by their shared fate. If you have ever wondered what may happen what could happen to you when you get behind the wheel of an automobile after having more than 'One for the Road', here is your chance. Buckle up...
Building on experience from 60 countries worth of independent travel, the author takes you on three journeys to places you may never have considered visiting, although you probably should and you definitely could. Learn about a low-budget cruise to Antarctica, understand what the Trans-Siberian Railway really is like, enjoy the natural wonders of Southern Africa. The book is a fun read, but you will also learn about far-away destinations and about how to travel independently anywhere. It's not a travel guide or a travel journal, it's both!More details, including free downloads, available from http://bjornfree.com/
Dramatizes the conversation between an interrogator and his victims, a father, mother, and young son, and includes an interview with the playwright about the play's theme
A freelance journalist describes his hitchhiking journey across seven thousand miles of Australia's barren outback, recalling the Aborigines, con men, card sharks, pearl divers, and other travelers he encountered along the way. Rerpint. 12,500 first printing.
Most of us are on a quest to find happiness. Some people mediate, others buy self-help books. Janelle McCulloch decided to do something different. Travelling from LA to San Francisco, Maine, Nantucket, New York, Miami and finally to Key West, Janelle learns that happiness is actually very easy to find. You just need to stop looking for it. A beguiling mix of travel, soul-searching and signposts, philosophical and real, One for the Road is a road-trip ode to carpe diem, to living for the day. It’s a journey everyone should take at least once in their life.
नॉर्मल माणसाची नॉर्मल कथा म्हणजे वपुकथा. उभ्या- आडव्या महाराष्ट्रातच नव्हे तर त्या बाहेरही मराठीचे प्रेम जेथे जोपासले जाते तेथेही, वसंत पुरुषोत्तम काळे हे नाव लोकप्रिय आहे. त्या नावाशी एक प्रतिमा निगडीत आहे. देखणी, प्रसन्न, उत्साहवर्धक , ती कथा- कथनकाराची. पण ती प्रतिमा म्हणजे त्यांच्या कथेचेच प्रतिबिंब आहे, इतकी ती कथा आणि तिचे लेखक आणि ती कथन करणारे कलावंत एकरूप झालेले आहेत. कथा पुण्या- मुंबईच्या मध्यवर्गी ( आणि मध्यवर्गी ) मराठी माणसाची. तिला ग्रामीण मेकअपचा सोस नाही, की अत्याघुनिक्तेच्या होषात अंतर्मनात सूर मारून व्यथांचे पापुद्रे हाताळण्याचा ( किंवा व्यथांत सूर मारून अंतर्मनाचे पापुद्रे चिवडण्याचा ). पण तिला आपला खास, अकृत्रिम ढंग आहे. ती सध्याही विषयात आशय शोधते, आणि तो विनोदाच्या अंगाने सजवते. तिला व्यथा वर्ज्य नाही, पण तिचे फार कैतुककी नाही. ती 'नॉर्मल' माणसाची नॉर्मल कथा आहे. ती त्याला खुलवते, हसवते. सांसारिक आपदांचा विसर पाडते. म्हणून ती त्याला एवढी प्रिय. वसंत पुरुषोत्तम काळ्यांच हा चोविसावा संग्रह . - मं. वि. राजाध्यक्ष
From the forests of Arctic Sweden to the streets of Rome and Paris. From the mountains of Alberta to the cantinas of Juarez, Mexico. From policing the streets of Toxteth to working security for a Hollywood celebrity. This is the story of a Scouser who, after growing up in Liverpool, set out on a quest to see if it was possible to live a life free of conventionality and daily routine and to try and find some answers along the way. Strap yourself in for a fast-paced adventure.
As the music business continues to go through many dramatic changes, music groups are quickly discovering that in order to build and sustain a successful career they must stay on the road and do as many shows possible each year. Because of this, skilled tour managers for music groups are now needed more than ever. In One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager, Mark Workman shows you how to become a tour manager for a music group in any genre of music; how to organize a music tour the right way; how to effectively complete one; and how to build your career as a music tour manager into a successful one. Written with an acerbic wit and brutal honesty, Mark Workman pulls no punches in telling you what it's really like to tour the world with a famous music group.
A collection of twelve short stories, most with an Irish flavour, but all with a punch that will keep you turning pages.
Shirley Valentine, 42-year-old put-upon mother and housewife, leaves the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband, packs her bags and heads for the sun. The note on the kitchen table reads "Gone to Greece back in two weeks." "It is a simple and brilliant idea...the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have contemplating the idea of a woman alone - in a pub, on a beach, in a restaurant. This is what Shirley learns to combat as she unravels her own sexual and social identity. The play is not only funny, it is also moving." (Michael Coveney, Financial Times) One for the Road "starts...with the mid-life hero torn between the security of married life in a dormer bungalow on a northern housing estate and dreams of being a rucksacked super-tramp. Mr Russell writes with knowledgeable venom about a world where Beethoven Underpass leads to Wagner Walkway and where anyone who doesn't join Weight Watchers or the Ramblers Club is regarded as a social deviant." (Francis King, Sunday Telegraph)
From Ray Bradbury, the recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal comes a magical collection of short fiction. Ray Bradbury is one of the most celebrated fiction writers of the 20th century. He is the author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury has once again pulled together a stellar group of stories sure to delight readers young and old, old and new. In One More For The Road we are treated to the best this talented writer has to offer : the eerie and strange, nostalgic and bittersweet, searching and speculative. Here are a father's regrets, a lover's last embrace, a child's dreams of the future 栬l delivered with the trademark Bradbury wit and style.
Angela's world is automated -- the cars drive themselves. Houses and tablets and phones are always listening to tell you how to do things and warn you against things you're not supposed to do. When she and her boyfriend inherit an old-style manual-drive car, it inspires her to try to master it -- and to realize how little a person actually controls in a technological,automated world. A novelette of about 9000 words. Self-driving car, autonomous car, assisted driving, learning to drive, science fiction, scifi, specfic, speculative fiction, short story, emerging technology, woman, women, driving, driver, student driver, defamiliarization, making the familiar unfamiliar, Dodge Charger, 1969, Mojave Desert, southwest, AI, psuedo-AI, Siri, Cortana, digital assistant, decentralized grid, smart grid, relationship, boyfriend, girlfriend, retreat, finding yourself, automation, smart cart
On both sides of the turn of the twentieth century, there emerged a style of writing that was a distant kin to the modern historical novel. It was known as Les Guerres Imaginaires, which can basically be translated into “The Imaginary War.” It was a literary device used to tell how future wars might occur and be fought. This type of novel was written by military authors who sought to mold and enhance their foresight with intricate historical and political analyses. Examples of this genre include “The Battle of Dorking,” a 1871 short story in Blackwood’s Magazine by Sir George Tomkyns Chesney; The Great Naval War of 1887, written in 1886 by Sir William Laird Clowes and Commander Charles N. Robinson; The Great War of 189-, A Forecast, by Rear Admiral Philip Colomb, written in 1893; The War Inevitable (1908), by Alan H. Burgoyne; The Valor of Ignorance (1909), by Homer Lea; and two great novels of the 1920s, Sea Power in the Pacific (1920) and The Great Pacific War (1925), by Hector Bywater. John Eric Vining resurrects a mirror image of this genre to look back into history and explore what might have happened if Mexico had taken Germany’s 1917 Zimmermann Telegram seriously and attempted to recapture the American Southwest at the height of World War I. While this is fantastically unbelievable at first glance, a further analysis is warranted. What you might find is that not only was a Mexican invasion of the American Southwest quite possible in 1917, the real surprise is that it did not happen in the actual history of World War I! Take the plunge and see for yourself if it might have been possible for the United States and Mexico to have fought the Great Southwestern War of 1917.
Stay safe. Keep moving. Stay hidden. Jude and Sky hit the road, following a radio promise of a survivors’ camp. Hope spurs them onward through a world populated by zombies, bandits, and crazies. En route, the couple encounters Elias, a brash, outspoken paramedic whose desire for Jude, and hers for him, is no secret. Sky realizes Jude harbors an attraction for Elias. Knowing tomorrow is not promised to any of them, he desperately wants Jude to be safe if something happens to him. But at what cost? Jude feels herself drawn to Elias’s playful, yet serious courtship, but fears for her relationship with Sky if she gives in to her desires. Is three really a crowd, or can it be the magic number? Elias feels an immediate attraction to Jude and doesn’t mind sharing, as long as everyone is in agreement. The last thing he wants to do is ruin any relationship, which is so hard to come by in this new, unforgiving world. Drawn together by necessity, the three soon learn that functioning as a unit is the only way to survive the harsh landscape of their collapsed civilization.