Evening Book Group - Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy
Memoir. 229 pages. 2017.
NY Times: "As he himself says, Murphy does not meet your average trucker profile. He was raised in Cos Cob, a comfortable suburb of Connecticut and spent three years at Colby College before dropping out to drive a truck. (Hence the elementary Chinese. He studied it for a semester.) He’s an amateur sociologist and a philosopher, opining on such topics as the origins of the “anti-urban, anti-statist” trucker culture and the transcendent pointlessness of material possessions. . . .What redeems this book, time and time again, are the stories Murphy tells. My goodness, how astonishing they are, and how moving, and how funny, and how just plain weird. Wait until you get to the one about the unlikely polygamist. Or the client who dies, mid-move. The next time you think of your movers as invisible, remember: They see all of your secrets. They know exactly who you are."
· This is a free, drop-in discussion group
· Come to one meeting, or all
· Books are available at the library
- Wednesday, July 17, 2019
- 6:45pm - 8:00pm
- Basement Room
- Albany Library
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