A young man meets two fellow riders over the internet and sells everything he owns to take a ride from upstate New York to the southernmost tip of South America. Not fiction, but a real-life, funny, and fast-paced book that will have you experiencing the riotous adventure along with the riders. Rough roads, corrupt border cops and careening buses are just part of the challenges facing the trio. Some hard-won experiences such as how to bribe a cop without losing your savings and what it’s really like to hit a truck head-on add to the thrills. Essential reading for anyone contemplating such a trip, and a hoot as well. By Andres Carlstein. Softbound. 6"×9", 368 pp., b/w illus.