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Road Scholar


Poet and National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu was born in Romania, immigrated to the United States in 1966, but didn't learn to drive until the early '90s, when he was 45 years old. After undergoing what he calls "this essential rite of passage," he then sets out on "the ultimate American ritual," the cross-country road trip, behind the wheel of a cherry-red 1968 Cadillac convertible. He starts in New York, where he visits Ellis Island, chats with a group of homeless Haitians, and dines at...more