Friday, August 31, 2007

John Leland's favorite road books

New York Times reporter John Leland contributed "The List" -- of his all-time favorite road books -- to The Week magazine this week.

One title to make the grade:
Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga by Stephen Davis.

An over-the-top ode to excess, this account of (mostly) road misadventures is “Spinal Tap” for the reality-based world. The groupies, the drugs, the egos, the tight trousers — did I mention the groupies?
Read about the other five books on Leland's list.

John Leland is the author of Hip: The History and the new book, Why Kerouac Matters.

--Marshal Zeringue