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Vagabonding in America : a Guidebook about Energy / Text and Photos by Ed Buryn [Paperback]

Ed Buryn

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  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Express ; Berkeley CA : Distributed By Book People; 2nd Edition edition (1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916804011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916804015
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 15 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,391,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really want to give this book a hundred stars! 24 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This book changed my life. Ed Buryn is my new hero, for if it wasn't for him, I would still be trapped in my rut. He tells you straight the best in's and out's of all forms of cheap easy travel. It's all here from hitch-hiking, to Motercycles, to Hiking. Also, it is a bible of great stories of vagabonds who have gone before us, and that share our passion for life. I beg you, buy this book!
See you on the road!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past 8 Dec 2009
By J. Vickers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I decided to Google this book because I was thinking about it the other day and I was amazed to read that the other reviewers had the same experience I did. This was the book that got me out on the road in the mid 70s. I hitched across country half a dozen times because Vagabonding in America made it possible. What an amazing time it was. It changed my life, too. I have no idea where I'd be if I hadn't blown off college and stuck my thumb out for California. I remember many cold New England nights as a high school teenager just dreaming about the road and all the possibilities it held. Vagabonding in America let me believe it was all possible and that my parents were, in fact, wrong about hitchhiking - Charles Manson was not driving around looking for hitchhikers to slaughter! I'm going to find myself a copy of this book and sit myself down with a big glass of something and relive my carefree days on the road. Thank you, Ed Buryn!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A path-altering, life-changing book 6 Sep 2007
By J. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Even now, I still have the copy I bought in 1972. The dozen or so copies that I bought for friends are out there somewhere, and so are the friends.

This book was pure magic. By accident, I met the young couple in the train station photo in ViA. Ed's brother, I think. Had a conversation on a second-class Mexican bus at night, with a Canadian traveler who had read the book. "It's why I'm here," he said. Oddly enough, it was the same reason I was on the road, vagabonding. And carrying a copy, as I always did.

The red, white, and blue cover was perfect for the time. Someday, this book will be a classic. It's full of sound philosophy, suggestions to change your life, and resources you had forgotten were yours. I'd also have to give it more than five stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable gift 26 Jan 2014
By Nathan Fleischer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Unbeknownst to me, my dad owned this book for many years adding sketches to it and dreaming of someday hitting the road. My mom inadvertenlty sold his dog-eared, sketched-in it copy at a garage sale many years ago and I never forgot how disappointed he was. Thanks to Amazon, I was able to find a copy in great condition and surprise my dad with a piece of his past. I didn't get a chance to read much of it but I hear great things……...
5.0 out of 5 stars Changed my life at 18. 31 July 2009
By N. Mills - Published on Amazon.com
This book was given to me a few years after it came out. It got me on the road at 18, hitching around the West of the US. After some middle aged life changing experiences I'm about to take another trip, this time in a nice vehicle, to the Pacific North West. I just pulled out "Vagabonding in America" to read it again.

The closest thing to hitch hiking that I've seen since my last thumbing is [...]. If you're reading this, you might want to check out that.
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