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Way Off the Road - Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small-town America

Bill Geist

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Celebrated roving correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning and bestselling author Bill Geist serves up a rollicking look at some small-town Americans and their offbeat ways of life. "In rural Kansas, I asked our motel desk clerk for the name of the best restaurant in the area. After mulling it over, he answered: 'I'd have to say the Texaco, 'cuz the Shell don't have no microwave.'" Throughout his career, Bill Geist's most popular stories have been about slightly odd but loveable individuals. Coming on the heels of his 5,600-mile RV trip across our fair land is Way Off the Road, a hilarious and compelling mix of stories about the folks featured in Geist's segments, along with observations on his twenty years of life on the road. Written in the deadpan style that has endeared him to millions, Geist shares tales of eccentric individuals, such as the ninety-three-year-old pilot-paperboy who delivers to his far-flung subscribers by plane; the Arizona mailman who delivers mail via horseback down the walls of the Grand Canyon; the Muleshoe, Texas, anchorwoman who delivers the news from her bedroom (occasionally wearing her bathrobe); and the struggling Colorado entrepreneur who finds success employing a sewer vacuum to rid Western ranchers of problematic prairie dogs. Geist also takes us to events such as the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival (celebrating an inspiring bird that survived decapitation, hired an agent, and went on the road for eighteen months) and Sundown Days in Hanlontown, Iowa, where the town marks the one day a year when the sun sets directly between the railroad tracks. Along the wacky and wonderful way, Geist shows us firsthand how life in fly-over America can be odd, strangely fascinating, hysterical, and anything but boring.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

7h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:24