Fiction, Hardcover, 402 pgs. (2008)
Alfred A. Knopf Publishing
"Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe,Traffic gets under the hood of the everyday activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological and technical factors that explain how traffic works, why we drive the way we do, and what our driving says about us."
This is non-fiction and it's about...driving. There are chapters that answer questions such as "Why does the other lane always move faster?", "The secrets of late merging revealed" and "Why ants don't get into traffic jams and humans do". I know you want this one people, if not for yourself, for someone else, as a hint perhaps? I might mention that over 100 pages of the book are taken up by acknowledgments, notes and an index so the body of text is actually 286 pages. And from my own experience men seem to really like this book.
I'm having a Giveaway of a hardcover copy of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us by Tom Vanderbilt to one of my readers. Entry is open worldwide until midnight Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
1) To enter tell me any humourous or interesting driving story. Anything that happened or was said in a moving vehicle, or even a stationery one, on a trip, while you were lost or thought you were, back seat driving stories, etc. Anything related to driving or traffic that made the day less dull.
2) If you blog about this giveaway and put a link back to it, I'll give you a second entry. If you don't have a blog, email 4 friends telling them about this giveaway and copying me at sfuhringer(at) sympatico(dot) ca.
Please leave a contact address if you're entering the giveaway and don't have a blog where I can contact you. It's surprising how often people forget to.
Winner will be announced on Thursday October 9, 2008.