Close your eyes. Imagine an open road ahead of you. Imagine an America where you can head in any direction, and then engage with any human you meet along the way. Imagine this America being observed by one of the most insightful minds of the last century, and the clarity and wit such a person might bring to it. Imagine a gentle exquisite humor, the conjuring of majestic landscapes, and the ache of loneliness perfectly captured. You know that ache of loneliness right now. Let this book provide you with the rest.