Tim Moore - indefatigable travelling everyman – switches two wheels for four as he journeys across Trumpland in an original Model T Ford.
Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of ‘wise-ass Limey liberal gumption’, his route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way.
He meets a people defined by extraordinary generosity, willing to shift heaven and earth to keep him on the road. And yet, this is clearly a nation in conflict with itself: citizens ‘tooling up’ in reaction to ever-increasing security fears; a healthcare system creaking to support sugar-loaded soda lovers; a disintegrating rust belt all but forgotten by the warring media and political classes.
With his trademark blend of slapstick humour, affable insight and butt-clenching peril, Tim Moore invites us on an unforgettable road trip through Trump’s America. Buckle up!
“An easy and enjoyable read, it’s as much about the roadtrip in a vintage car as it is observations on the current political climate in America”
“Moore… [is] very good at soaking up the strangeness of America and relating it to readers with an easy-going observational humour that only threatens to desert him when he contemplates the excesses of the current administration”
Alistair Mabbott, The Herald
“Hilarious and scary often in equal measure”
Nat Barnes, Daily Express
“This is The Wizard of Oz in reverse – an attempt to uncover the source of what went wrong in America… What lingers is the stories of communities brimming with people who worked like dogs to learn a trade in a country they believed would reward them”
Jane Graham, Big Issue
“Alarmingly full of incident, very funny – even mildly transformative”
Jane Shilling, Daily Mail
“In the vein of Bill Bryson, this funny travelogue is as much a history of Henry Ford as a commentary on modern America”
Natalie Bowen, Eastern Daily Press
“Entertaining: coming yet also rather thought-provoking”
Richard Gunn, Classic Car Weekly
“Fascinating, and very funny with it”
“Another Fine Mess is an early contender for the best road-trip book of the year – if not travel book… an absorbing, funny and heartwarming tale”
Classic & Sports Car
“Moore has written some very funny books… Another Fine Mess is his most sombre. The jokes are still plentiful but he also write affectingly about a part of post-industrial America in its death throes”
Tom Tivnan, Times Literary Supplement