The Perfect Vehicle
What it is About Motorcycles
By (author) Melissa Holbrook Pierson
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Perfect Vehicle by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Book DescriptionIn a book that is "a must for anyone who has loved a motorcycle" (Oliver Sacks), Melissa Pierson captures in vivid, writerly prose the mysterious attractions of motorcycling. She sifts through myth and hyperbole: misrepresentations about danger, about the type of people who ride and why they do so. The Perfect Vehicle is not a mere recitation of facts, nor is it a polemic or apologia. Its vivid historical accounts-the beginnings of the machine, the often hidden tradition of women who ride, the tale of the defiant ones who taunt death on the racetrack-are intertwined with Pierson's own story, which, in itself, shows that although you may think you know what kind of person rides a motorcycle, you probably don't.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393318098
(211mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Secret History of Kindness, Hardback (May 2015)
An intimate, surprising look at man's best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves.
Man Who Would Stop at Nothing, Paperback (November 2012)
"Pierson is an even better writer than she is a rider."-Boston Globe
Place You Love is Gone, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
"Smart and defiant. Rich with characters and anecdote and heart. A great success." --Anthony Swofford, New York Times Book Review
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Author Biography - Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing and The Secret History of Kindness. She lives in Shokan, New York.
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