Another Fine Mess (Paperback)Tim Moore (author)
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Tim Moore - indefatigable travelling everyman - switches two wheels for four as he journeys across Trumpland in an original Model T Ford.
Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of 'wise-ass Limey liberal gumption', his route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way. He meets a people defined by extraordinary generosity, willing to shift heaven and earth to keep him on the road. And yet, this is clearly a nation in conflict with itself: citizens 'tooling up' in reaction to ever-increasing security fears; a healthcare system creaking to support sugar-loaded soda lovers; a disintegrating rust belt all but forgotten by the warring media and political classes.
With his trademark blend of slapstick humour, affable insight and butt-clenching peril, Tim Moore invites us on an unforgettable road trip through America. Buckle up!
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 446 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 27 mm
'An easy and enjoyable read, it's as much about the roadtrip in a vintage car as it is observations on the current political climate in America.' - Classic Ford
'Moore... [is] very good at soaking up the strangeness of America and relating it to readers with an easy-going observational humour that only threatens to desert him when he contemplates the excesses of the current administration.' - Alistair Mabbott, The Herald
'Hilarious and scary often in equal measure.' - Nat Barnes, Daily Express
'This is The Wizard of Oz in reverse - an attempt to uncover the source of what went wrong in America... What lingers is the stories of communities brimming with people who worked like dogs to learn a trade in a country they believed would reward them.' - Jane Graham, Big Issue
'Alarmingly full of incident, very funny - even mildly transformative.' - Jane Shilling, Daily Mail