Starred Review. Pierson’s marvelously engaging account of her resumption of long-distance motorcycling after years of hiatus proves pure pleasure for the aficionado…. Her stately, lyrical prose, profound respect for the machinery, and sympathy for the extreme adventurers will transport even the most unlikely readers. (Publishers Weekly)
Written in beautifully expressed prose, The Man offers by the bucket-load brilliant insights into what drives and motivates motorcyclists of all stripes…. Pierson does a wonderful job at getting to the heart, the principles that define the joy of motorcycling…. An absorbing, sanguine story that will be talked about for years to come, if not forever. (Victor Cruz - BMW ON Magazine)
Eloquent and probing, Pierson brings us back to the future with the reawakening of her love for motorcycles. Her riding days long dormant, Pierson credits meeting and befriending the charismatic distance rider, John Ryan with guiding her back to bikes and in the process, reminding her of who she is and what makes her sing. A beautiful story of passion and reclamation for anyone who has ever lost the way. (Susan Richards, author of the bestselling Chosen by a Horse)
Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing and The Secret History of Kindness. She lives in Shokan, New York.
Melissa's latest contribution to motorcycling makes you want to ride without stopping. Like her first book, it's hard to put down.Published 1 month ago by C. Purdum
The book immerses you in the experience with both physical and emotional detail. Excellent read.Published 5 months ago by Herbert Hester
Great book to get through the winter when you can't ride. Very inspirational and I am now looking forward to more long distance motorcycle riding.Published 6 months ago by Justin
The author seems to have made a career out of writing about motorcycles and yet somehow seems to have done a bare minimum of riding to accomplish such giddy heights. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Conchscooter
Met him. She pegged the culture and those it draws into its madness.. Great read.Published 11 months ago by Jack C.
This jewel of a book comes closer to explaining the unexplainable than any previously written. Riders will instantly understand; those who wonder why may glimpse profound reality.Published 11 months ago by ClifPort