From the Back Cover
Do you drive a 1988 Volvo 240DL Wagon covered in “save the planet” bumper stickers? You might suffer from Volvicative Autorighteousness. Perhaps you drive a 1990 Range Rover SE with a pass-key to your gated community dangling from the visor and a bent titanium putter in the back seat. You may be afflicted with Dramaqueenia Nervosa. Did you know that Reaganomimic Iacoccatosis is an auto delusional syndrome similar to Giant SUV Fixation? Or that Rockfordian transamnesia is a delusional state marked by the belief that you’re driving a muscle car, despite being frequently dusted by minivans?
You Are What You Drive: What Your Car Says About You is Jay Lamm’s take on the peculiarities of the car-driving public. A well-known automotive journalist, humorist, racer, and collector of best-forgotten Italian cars, Lamm diagnoses the telltale signs and symptoms of automotive dementia and suggests treatments for the afflicted. Discover how the contents of a glove box reveal your true personality and how the CD changer (or cassette player, or 8-track) can provide a window into the soul.
With hilarious cartoons by well-known auto illustrator Hector Cademartori, Jay Lamm provides a sharp and witty take on the idea that while owners may transform their cars, sometimes it goes the other way, too.