New book spins personal yarns from famous highway

Updated Dec 11, 2014
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A new book is a personal and wild ride on Route 66.

The 66 Kid by Bob Boze Bell | Voyageur Press | Paperback, 192 pages | $30

OK, everyone sing along:
“If you ever plan to motor west,
“Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
“Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six.”

A new book due out next month will help you get your kicks without leaving the comfort of your sleeper cab. The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road: Growing Up on Route 66, The World’s Most Famous Two-Lane Blacktop by Bob Boze Bell is a highly-persoanl rolicking roadtrip of a book. A lifelong resident of Kingman, Ariz. (Yep, the city mentioned in the song.), Bell tells about life on the Mother Road, his and others who lived along it and made it hum. The 66 Kid is illustrated with period postcards, photos and artwork by the author. “Buckle up, and enjoy one wild ride.”
— Paul Andrew Hutton, Distinguished Professor of history, University of New Mexico.