Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip

Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip

Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation?Don?t Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips?a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google Maps. In the days before cheap air travel, families didn?t so much take vacations Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation?Don?t Make Me Pull...

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Title:Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip
Author:Richard Ratay
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1501188747
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jul 17, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

  • Laura
    Aug 15, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

    Award winning advertising copywriter Richard Ratay makes it easy to reminiscence about family car trips in his well-written book Don't Make Me Pull Over. His family was seemingly no different than many of us who experienced our Dad taking the wheel of the family vehicle, Mom providing ...

    Clouded by all the nostalgia While I enjoyed this book, I have to say I think the author reaches a bit when he says the age of the family road trip is over. I read this book in the run-up to a 2,000 mile road trip with my two boys, an experience very similar to those the author rela...

    Sometimes you just have an inkling that a book will be that good before you read it. Ratay's travelogue cum history of American family road trips was an excellent read. I grew up during that same era so much of what he wrote about resonates with me: riding in the huge boat of a station...

    A great, fun read that stirred my memory banks many times. Informative as well, I learned many interesting facts about lots of things we either all take for granted or remember from days gone by. A quick read for me that might have even been quicker had I not paused on several occa...

    A fond read down memory lane... or highway that brings back ol' school road trips with the family. If you have ever traveled in the far back of a wood-paneled station wagon, RV, or other with the family for more than a few days... you will recall the random car games, drama, and fun ha...

  • Turi
    Apr 03, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

  • Angela
    May 31, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

  • Cindy Burnett
    May 27, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

  • Amy Brawdy-Carlo
    Jul 10, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

    Award winning advertising copywriter Richard Ratay makes it easy to reminiscence about family car trips in his well-written book Don't Make Me Pull Over. His family was seemingly no different than many of us who experienced our Dad taking the wheel of the family vehicle, Mom providing ...

    Clouded by all the nostalgia While I enjoyed this book, I have to say I think the author reaches a bit when he says the age of the family road trip is over. I read this book in the run-up to a 2,000 mile road trip with my two boys, an experience very similar to those the author rela...

    Sometimes you just have an inkling that a book will be that good before you read it. Ratay's travelogue cum history of American family road trips was an excellent read. I grew up during that same era so much of what he wrote about resonates with me: riding in the huge boat of a station...

    A great, fun read that stirred my memory banks many times. Informative as well, I learned many interesting facts about lots of things we either all take for granted or remember from days gone by. A quick read for me that might have even been quicker had I not paused on several occa...

    A fond read down memory lane... or highway that brings back ol' school road trips with the family. If you have ever traveled in the far back of a wood-paneled station wagon, RV, or other with the family for more than a few days... you will recall the random car games, drama, and fun ha...

    After reading the great review in The Wall Street Journal, I had to run out and buy the book: Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay. I recommend that you do the same. The book does not disappoint and is a fun ride down memory lane. Mr. R...

    If you?re of a certain age ( say 50s) this book is such a welcome trip down memory lane ! Reminds me of road trips with my family throughout the northeastern and southeastern US. Richard Ratay has an easy and familiar way of writing and presents the history of many aspects of road tr...

  • Julie Anderson
    Jul 20, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

  • Biblio Files (takingadayoff)
    Apr 18, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

  • Karen
    Jul 07, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

  • Lisa  Carlson
    Aug 05, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

    Award winning advertising copywriter Richard Ratay makes it easy to reminiscence about family car trips in his well-written book Don't Make Me Pull Over. His family was seemingly no different than many of us who experienced our Dad taking the wheel of the family vehicle, Mom providing ...

  • Amy
    Aug 01, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 16, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Jun 29, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

  • Paul Pessolano
    Jul 03, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

  • Janette Mcmahon
    Apr 11, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

  • Diana
    Jul 27, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

  • Susan
    Aug 12, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

  • Mike
    Jul 06, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

    Award winning advertising copywriter Richard Ratay makes it easy to reminiscence about family car trips in his well-written book Don't Make Me Pull Over. His family was seemingly no different than many of us who experienced our Dad taking the wheel of the family vehicle, Mom providing ...

    Clouded by all the nostalgia While I enjoyed this book, I have to say I think the author reaches a bit when he says the age of the family road trip is over. I read this book in the run-up to a 2,000 mile road trip with my two boys, an experience very similar to those the author rela...

  • Janilyn Kocher
    Jun 03, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

    Award winning advertising copywriter Richard Ratay makes it easy to reminiscence about family car trips in his well-written book Don't Make Me Pull Over. His family was seemingly no different than many of us who experienced our Dad taking the wheel of the family vehicle, Mom providing ...

    Clouded by all the nostalgia While I enjoyed this book, I have to say I think the author reaches a bit when he says the age of the family road trip is over. I read this book in the run-up to a 2,000 mile road trip with my two boys, an experience very similar to those the author rela...

    Sometimes you just have an inkling that a book will be that good before you read it. Ratay's travelogue cum history of American family road trips was an excellent read. I grew up during that same era so much of what he wrote about resonates with me: riding in the huge boat of a station...

  • Sandy
    Jul 21, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

  • Art
    Jun 22, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

  • SundayAtDusk
    Jun 10, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

  • Denice Barker
    May 21, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

  • Steve Conradt
    Jul 10, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

    Award winning advertising copywriter Richard Ratay makes it easy to reminiscence about family car trips in his well-written book Don't Make Me Pull Over. His family was seemingly no different than many of us who experienced our Dad taking the wheel of the family vehicle, Mom providing ...

    Clouded by all the nostalgia While I enjoyed this book, I have to say I think the author reaches a bit when he says the age of the family road trip is over. I read this book in the run-up to a 2,000 mile road trip with my two boys, an experience very similar to those the author rela...

    Sometimes you just have an inkling that a book will be that good before you read it. Ratay's travelogue cum history of American family road trips was an excellent read. I grew up during that same era so much of what he wrote about resonates with me: riding in the huge boat of a station...

    A great, fun read that stirred my memory banks many times. Informative as well, I learned many interesting facts about lots of things we either all take for granted or remember from days gone by. A quick read for me that might have even been quicker had I not paused on several occa...

  • Marcella Wigg
    Aug 01, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

  • Beth
    Aug 13, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

  • Robert Parrett
    Aug 02, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

  • Jennifer Todden
    Aug 02, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

  • Beth Donnelly
    Jul 17, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

  • Carl Cerletty
    Aug 11, 2018

    Pure nostalgia, both entertaining and informative. As a young boy, the last of three boys and one sister, the author was baby of the family. As he recounts the road trips he took with his family he used to love riding in the back window of the family car. Of course cars were much large...

    ?Camelot! Camelot! I know it sounds a bit bizarre, But in Camelot, Camelot That's how conditions are. The rain may never fall till after sundown. By eight, the morning fog must disappear. In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily-ever-aftering than here ...

    Don?t Make Me Pull Over is a tribute to the American family road trip, but the book encompasses a whole host of topics ? 1960?s and 1970?s pop culture, the history of roads in the U.S. including the creation of interstate highways, a short look at airline regulation and eventua...

    Gee willikers this is a fun book and blast to the past honoring the great family road trips of days gone by. Ratay and I are close in age, both the youngest of four kids and I felt kinship as he chronicles his family?s car trips in simpler times before electronics, google maps and se...

    If the cover and the title make you curious about the book, chances are, you will enjoy it. The design evokes nostalgia and humor, and Richard Ratay delivers both. In between reminiscences of family road trips from his own childhood in the 1970s, Ratay explores some of the aspects of r...

    Wonderful history of American travel, not just family road trips. As one reads, memories good and bad will come to every reader. Even though long road trips have gone out of fashion, we continued to take them with our kids, even today as they are adults. They are a special bonding for ...

    How many times have you heard that as a kid?? While an age contemporary of the author, my family never took a road trip anywhere but I had friends who did and my husband did and I lived them through their stories. This book is so much more than reminiscing about being packed into a c...

    ?Don?t Make Me Pull Over? by Richard Ratay, published by Scribner. Category ? Travel/Comedy Publication Date ? July 03, 2018. Remember the family vacation where the family was packed into the car and the fun began. This book tells the story that most of us have lived th...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Loved, loved, loved this book! Finished it in mere hours! Going to buy my road-tripper dad a copy of it for Christmas this year :) ...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay is a highly recommended look at the historical and personal aspects of family vacation roadtrips. As late as 1975 four in five Americans had never traveled by plane, so how did families travel the...

    This is a great and entertaining book that provides a history of family road trips from the post-war era. It includes a history of the interstate highway system, drive through restaurants, amusement parks, motels, and even airline deregulation. The author was the youngest of four in a ...

    While this book really is a history book, every page drips with nostalgia. For anyone who grew up in the 70's and early 80's by loading in the station wagon for parts unknown, this book is a treasure. It brought back so many memories from the golden age of my chilhood, including my chi...

    For people of a certain age, ahem, who took family vacations, this is a fun read I?d recommend. Although far from great literature, I really enjoyed this book as it brought up so many fond (or fond from a distance) memories of all our great family road trips in the 70s. The Golde...

    A quick, casual and often funny memoir mixed with histories of evolving roadside mainstays, such as motels, restaurants, cars and, of course, the highway system. Sixty percent of American families took road trips in the fifties, writes Richard Ratay. Dad took our family on terr...

    This book made me think of all the road trips we took growing up. Hilarious and nostalgic and a little educational, I really enjoyed this book. ...

    If Ralphie, the narrator from A Christmas Story, grew up, had a family, and dragged them all over the country on road trips, and if his youngest son then wrote a history of the American road trip and interspersed it with delightful tales from his family's adventures, that would give yo...

    Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a decent nostalgic look back at the heyday of the family road trip in mid-twentieth century America. Ratay explores a variety of aspects of the experience of traveling American highways in the 1940s through 1970s, from the marked improvement of American road...

    I'm old enough to remember the family road trip, so this book was a pleasant, nostalgic reminder of our trips. Twice a year. A trip to my uncle's cabin in Minnesota in the summer and a trip to visit relatives in Florida in the winter. Like the author, I remember curling up on the floor...

    A terrific, enjoyable read and a great trip down memory lane of my own childhood memories with family road trips! Being the youngest of 6 meant long-distance road trips were the norm. Lots of middle of the night departures, Triple A Triptiks, the on-going mission of making ?good time...

    In this memoir, Richard Ratay looks back at all the road trips his family took in the 1970s, as well as at the history of many of the things relevant to road trips--the interstate, cars, motels, restaurants, service stations, radar, speed traps, gas prices, stockpiled candy, etc. The e...

    I picked this up hoping for "Bill Bryson Does Road Trips - and not in a "mean" way, like Lost Continent." It's not. (Shocking, I know.) But it does have appeal for fans of Bryson's weaving-obscure-history-into-memoir oeuvre. The nostalgic reminiscing that Ratay uses to tie together ...

    Very fun listen. The Family Road Trip. The remembrances of the author's childhood trips reminded me of my own. My dad always wanted to make good time and get through Chicago traffic early as did the writer's.) In the 1990's and 2000's, however, I drove thousands of miles around the ...

    Award winning advertising copywriter Richard Ratay makes it easy to reminiscence about family car trips in his well-written book Don't Make Me Pull Over. His family was seemingly no different than many of us who experienced our Dad taking the wheel of the family vehicle, Mom providing ...

    Clouded by all the nostalgia While I enjoyed this book, I have to say I think the author reaches a bit when he says the age of the family road trip is over. I read this book in the run-up to a 2,000 mile road trip with my two boys, an experience very similar to those the author rela...

    Sometimes you just have an inkling that a book will be that good before you read it. Ratay's travelogue cum history of American family road trips was an excellent read. I grew up during that same era so much of what he wrote about resonates with me: riding in the huge boat of a station...

    A great, fun read that stirred my memory banks many times. Informative as well, I learned many interesting facts about lots of things we either all take for granted or remember from days gone by. A quick read for me that might have even been quicker had I not paused on several occa...

    A fond read down memory lane... or highway that brings back ol' school road trips with the family. If you have ever traveled in the far back of a wood-paneled station wagon, RV, or other with the family for more than a few days... you will recall the random car games, drama, and fun ha...

    After reading the great review in The Wall Street Journal, I had to run out and buy the book: Don't Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay. I recommend that you do the same. The book does not disappoint and is a fun ride down memory lane. Mr. R...