William Least Heat Moon
Least Heat Moon first exploded into the public awareness with Blue Highways: A Journey into America, published in 1982. Looking for a simpler America, not the consumer-glutted U.S. his country was becoming, Least Heat Moon kept to the two-lane roads (the blue lines on his map) while traversing the perimeter of the lower 48. Often, understandably, compared to Henry David Thoreau and, of course, John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley: In Search of America), Least Heat Moon’s record of his three-month road trip is now considered a classic. For a real adventure, hit the road with the audiobook version, narrated by the incomparable Frank Muller.