books

Five-year overhaul, comin’ right up

"Well folks, the shark bite-Frankenstein hand is shot again. It's time for my five-year overhaul, and I really wouldn't mention it I feel like I should probably explain why I appear to be giving the finger to the entire world, 24/7, just in case photos surface."

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When the table of contents belongs in the back of the book

"If you'd like to have a book you can open anywhere and read for a few minutes, and put down sans bookmark without worrying about losing your place, this is your kind of book. And if that sounds remarkably like a great bathroom book..."

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Book of photo essays spotlights essential nature of trucking, down under and beyond

Australian photographer/author Alice Mabin's exceptional story is one of near-tragedy turned to new appreciation of the essential nature of trucking in all modern economies -- her new book, "The Driver," trumpets that message.

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Is your gut in order?

Does Wendy enjoying exercising? Grumpy cat answers, but the MATS2GATS Fitness Challenge is increasingly motivational for her and many others in practicing better health.

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New book from a familiar hand: Overdrive’s own Wendy Parker

Something that had to happen here on Overdrive, but of course: The debut of George & Wendy Show writer Wendy Parker's "100,000 Miles of Crazy: Adventures from the Road with George and Wendy." The book's out now, a compendium of the best of her blog's first year.

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Out now: ‘The Bison & the Butterfly’ — rollicking sequel to former owner-operator Fred Afflerbach’s ‘Roll On’ novel

A road novel of the classic sort, the new book builds on the foundations laid by its predecessor -- Afflerbach's empathic, often hilarious, moving depiction of two generations of men coming back together through lived experience after separation and loss is a master turn in the literary arts.

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Owner-operator Glenn Keller’s new book delivers a catharsis

Keller's "Moving My Mountains: A Journey to Peace From Codependency" chronicles his lifelong struggles with codependent tendencies -- the truck as a 'security blanket,' a 'safe space' -- toward an ultimate peace through faith.

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Driver Todd McCann puts the ‘Trucker Dump’ podcast/blog between book covers

And more. 19-year veteran driver McCann has spent time organizing the book as an effective introduction to the world of long-distance trucking, capturing his whimsical and sometimes sarcastically humorous voice.

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Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another ‘ghost fleet’ debuts

Interesting news bits in a Jack Roberts interview with Caterpillar about its split with Navistar on Cat trucks. And: Tip on the new "Ghost Fleet" novel war-gaming a near-future China-U.S. conflict, techno-thriller style.

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New kids’ book from 28-year trucking veteran

Jeffrey Otersen's "Little Truckers: Feeling Scrappy" book for young readers tells the story of a classic living legend of a rig among the trucks of the Shamrock Lucky trucking company in Truckington, Ohio.

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