Hitchhiker Books Galore
There are quite a few hitchhiker books on the market. It is no wonder, of course, that the most popular of these is “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. Other than the fact that it came out at a time when hitchhiking’s golden age was coming to a close, the truth of its satire and the clear incredulity invoked in the reader make it far and away the most accessible book to ever include the word “hitchhiker” in its title. Whether the book has anything to do with hitchhiking is another question altogether; though, I for one can see Douglas Adams on the side of the road righting amusing observations about humans and the universe in his steno. Of course, the book, before it was a book, was a radio series in England. The most practical take-away information is its insistence on carrying a towel.
There is a plethora of ebooks available, some for free, including this one. Kinga Freespirit is probably the most infamous pseudo-hitchhiker, made famous for her and her boyfriend Chopin’s book “Led by Destiny”. She passed away in Africa due to cerebral malaria. RoadJunky’s Tom Thumb wrote a book that you could buy from that site, and the famous French hitcher Ludovic Hubler also wrote a book on his world hitchhiking adventures. There are a bunch of books written more as guides to hitchhiking, all complied on this site. Alternatively, you can find many books that have stood the test of the public with an Amazon.com search of hitchhiking books.
Of course, among the most widely tipped books to deal with hitchhiking is Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”. Though, mostly the book has to do with car deliveries cross country on wild stints with bucking Cassidy. Dharma Bums probably has more hitchhiking in it than any of Kerouac’s other titles.
Living Hitchhiking Book?
This is a relevant article for this website, velabas.com. Either way I included it in my “blog” section because it’s mostly just meant to get people here who are searching for the relevant keywords. In this case, I suppose it’s “hitchhiking books”. Some have told me I should put my writings here into a published book. Lord knows I have enough to fill a sturdy tome. But I see this as something new and different. It is like a book, but a live book. It ain’t a blog, it’s an online book that just keeps getting added to, and consistently in first-draft quality. So if you’re here reading this, check out all the links I’ve just put above. But if you want something live and present, then take a moment and read one of my entries. Maybe you’ll stick around.