I ended up really liking this travelogue from over 40 years ago. Occasionally I would pick up my phone to Google the little towns and see what they're like now (if even still in existence). Yes-- sometimes it got a little slow, but just skim a few pages and I'd end up sucked back in. It reads like a series of blog posts. He hits the region I grew up in and I think he caught the spirit of that region during that time well.