Billy Connolly’s Route 66

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What to expect

Follow much-loved Scottish comedian and bestselling author Billy Connolly across Route 66, on this unforgettable journey filled with music, modern history and hilarious stories.

Billy Connolly first dreamed of taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 when he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll records of all time – and now he’s finally had the chance to do it. Travelling every one of its 2,278 miles on his custom-make motorbike, Billy’s journey takes him past many of the best-known icons in the US: the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, and the funky neon-lit gas stations and diners that once lined the route.

Billy also has the chance to get to know the people who call it home, from Mervin the Amish carpenter, to fellow banjo enthusiast and obsessive instrument collector Rob, to Angel, one of the many people determined to keep the spirit of the Mother Road alive. Funny, touching and inspiring in equal measure, the tales he gathers on the way tell the story of modern America.

With his unrivalled instinct for a good story, and the gregariousness that has made him a comedy legend, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

Critics Review

  • From the people to the places, from the small towns to the big cities, Connolly doesn’t miss a thing and his enthusiasm to discover the real America makes it an essential read.

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