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April 4, 2011 11:51 AM Subscribe
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Steinbeck's American-road-trip classic Travels With Charley: In Search of America
? Yeah, mostly b.s.
After researching and retracing the route of Steinbeck's 1962 book, Bill Steigerwald, an associate editor for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, concludes that it's more fiction than fact:
For five decades Steinbeck scholars and others who should know better have not questioned the book’s honesty. But I had come to realize that the iconic American road book was not only heavily fictionalized; it was something of a fraud.
Steinbeck’s son John agrees: “He just sat in his camper and wrote all that [expletive].”