The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road


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$16.95  $15.76
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Finn Murphy is the author of Rocky Mountain High and The Long Haul, a national bestseller about his many years as a long-haul trucker. He grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Colorado.


Like a Mark Twain behind the wheel, [Murphy] takes us on the road coast to coast and city to city with a voice that's honest and direct and sometimes even poetic.--Bob Ryan
Rich [and] insightful.... A well-written story that rarely slows down.--Nathan Deuel
It's a hoot to ride along with Murphy.--Irene Wanner
Exquisite.... Murphy can cross class boundaries as smoothly as changing lanes on the highway.... Readers even passingly familiar with the burgeoning literary genre we might call hillbilly elegiacs... will find Murphy's more nuanced perspective refreshing.--Meghan Daum
An adventure story and... a peek into an occupation whose practitioners we see rolling down the highway.--Jim Higgins
Finn Murphy... bring[s] readers along for a rollicking ride through a trucker's world and [provides] an insider's eye, pairing it with an involving series of encounters.
The Long Haul is funny and sad and wise, and it shows us the lives of people we depend on.--Matthew B. Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft
The Long Haul delivers because it is a survey of a culture fused to a working man's memoir--and Murphy, smartly, avoids sentiment and lazy comparisons.--Jeffery Gleaves
The Long Haul beguil[es] readers with wit, wisdom and observations born from decades in transit.--Jason Blevins