Third Place Books Ravenna Ravenna
Thurs July 19, 7 pm
Recommended by Sean Nelson
The romance of the well-born guy who opts out of privilege in favor of a blue-collar life—aka the dropout—has never been less in keeping with the contemporary discourse about class than it is today. That makes Finn Murphy’s memoir of his career as a long-haul mover, The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road, a fascinating anthropological study. But it’s his fine, funny, anti-pretentious writing that makes it a good book.