By Billy Connolly
Britain's most sensible enjoyed comic hits the main recognized road on the earth on an unforgettable journey.
Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and the tasteless internationally, has dreamed approximately taking a visit at the mythical path sixty six on the grounds that he first heard Chuck Berry belting out one of many maximum rock n roll files of all time. And now he's ultimately had the opportunity to do it, heading out on his customized trike looking for the genuine the US which could nonetheless be stumbled on past the nation's freeways.
Travelling each one of its 2,278 miles from the skyscrapers of Chicago to Santa Monica Pier in California, Billy's trip takes him prior a few of the crucial icons of the U.S.: the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, and the funky neon-lit fuel stations and diners that when covered the path. however it additionally provides him the opportunity to get to understand the folk who name it domestic, from Mervin the Amish chippie, to fellow banjo fanatic and obsessive tool collector Rob, to Angel, one of many many of us decided to maintain the spirit of the mum street alive. humorous, touching and encouraging in equivalent degree, the stories he gathers at the method inform the tale of contemporary the United States. and they'd encourage a couple of humans to get on their motorcycles as well.
With his unrivalled intuition for an excellent tale, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most tasty nationwide treasure, Billy Connolly is the final word advisor to the last word highway journey.
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