Lost In America: A Dead-End Journey by Colby BuzzellLost In America: A Dead-End Journey by Colby Buzzell

Lost In America: A Dead-End Journey

byColby Buzzell

Hardcover | August 23, 2011

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"Nothingless than the soul of an extremely interesting human being at war on ourbehalf." —Kurt Vonnegut

Astunning portrait of modern America by Colby Buzzell,the critically acclaimed author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq.Recounting his five-month journey through the country, from its thrivingcoastlines to its rust-belt wrecks, Buzzell reveals aparadoxical landscape of American dreams both achieved and broken, manifestdestinies claimed and refuted, and community ties pulled apart and patchedtogether. In the tradition of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, Buzzell’s Lost in America uncovers the starkrealities of our national character even as it explores the deepest questionsof identity, unity, and fatherhood.

Colby Buzzell is the author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq and served as an infantryman in the United States Army during the Iraq War. Assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team in 2003, Buzzell blogged from the front lines of Iraq as a replacement for his habitual journaling back in the states. In 2004 Buzzell was profiled in Esquire?...
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Title:Lost In America: A Dead-End JourneyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:August 23, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061841358

ISBN - 13:9780061841354

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“A witty, fearless, sharp-eyed chronicler of America in decline. Buzzell exhibits a Henry Miller-like talent for the memorable character sketch.”