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Down the Mississippi: A Modern-day Huck on America's River Road Paperback – July 13, 2012
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"In reading Down the Mississippi, we are reminded not to forget to live our dreams, whether on adventures in faraway lands, or simply seeing things differently in our neighborhood. In our quest to live fully, there will inevitably be traces of hell along the way - Utopia, too, we hope. But the true joy of life comes when we seek to achieve our highest potential, not only for ourselves, but also for others. And in that Neal Moore has certainly succeeded." -- Kathy Eldon, author of In the Heart of Life --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Neal Moore is a world traveler, creative activist and international citizen journalist whose reporting has taken him from night-market meetings with Chinese cyber-dissidents to mountaintop encounters with approaching super typhoons. His dispatches from North America and the Far East have appeared on Headline News, Anderson Cooper; and CNN International. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Cindy Lovell is a Huck Finn-inspired high school dropout with a Ph.D. A Twainiac since age ten, she has serendipitously found herself serving as executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Mo. She also serves as an associate professor of education at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. When it comes to talking Twain, her ex-husband said it best: Don't get her started!
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Nice premise of searching for `feel good' stories in the local communities wherever the writer stops. My favorite chapters of the book were some of the fresh stories: Chapter 2, Chapter 7, Chapter 9 and Chapter 14. My favorite of all those was Chapter 14. From the start where Moore approaches the prison by water instead of by road he does his best to play catch up with the situation inside the prison and is totally out of his element. This aspect really came across in the writing as the reader (unless he has spent time in a maximum prison) has no point of reference from which to judge the story, so has to just absorb the experiences. A brief eye opener into prison life, but there was still a spirit of hope in the story. Really enjoyed the book as a slice of travel Americana.