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

?A lighthearted, entertaining trip down Memory Lane? (Kirkus Reviews), Don?t Make Me Pull Over! offers a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips?before portable DVD players, smartphones, and Google Maps. The birth of America?s first interstate highways in the 1950s hit the gas pedal on the road trip phenomenon and families were soon streaming?sans seatbelts!?t ?A lighthearted, entertaining trip down Memory Lane? (Kirkus Reviews), Don?t Make Me Pull Over! o...

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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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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 ...

  • Regan
    Sep 08, 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

  • Stacie
    Sep 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I would give this a star less if you are not someone of my age (plus or minus ten years of fifty), less for those outside that window, especially those who are under forty as you just won't relate as much, and that's most of the charm. Also, you'll relate to this most if your family tr...

    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...

    If you grew up taking family vacations, this book will encourage you to reminisce on those many vacations with family. I grew up taking long Sunday drives or weekend trips to visit family. Since I was the only child at home, I didn't have the crazy fights over food or games in the b...

  • 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Shiloah
    Jan 18, 2019

    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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

  • Carola
    Aug 26, 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

  • Nancy H
    Oct 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

  • Neil
    Oct 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I would give this a star less if you are not someone of my age (plus or minus ten years of fifty), less for those outside that window, especially those who are under forty as you just won't relate as much, and that's most of the charm. Also, you'll relate to this most if your family tr...

  • Laura
    Oct 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

  • 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

  • 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

  • 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I would give this a star less if you are not someone of my age (plus or minus ten years of fifty), less for those outside that window, especially those who are under forty as you just won't relate as much, and that's most of the charm. Also, you'll relate to this most if your family tr...

    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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

  • Hal Brodsky
    Oct 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

  • 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

  • Sam Sattler
    Dec 23, 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I would give this a star less if you are not someone of my age (plus or minus ten years of fifty), less for those outside that window, especially those who are under forty as you just won't relate as much, and that's most of the charm. Also, you'll relate to this most if your family tr...

    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...

    If you grew up taking family vacations, this book will encourage you to reminisce on those many vacations with family. I grew up taking long Sunday drives or weekend trips to visit family. Since I was the only child at home, I didn't have the crazy fights over food or games in the b...

    An entertaining, nostalgic and educational read. I especially enjoyed the information about the Lincoln Highway and the seedling miles. I drive past a Lincoln Highway monument and over a marked seedling mile each time I leave home. It was interesting to read the history behind them. ...

    This is an entertaining (and very informative account) of what it was like to take family road trips in the sixties and seventies, and it brought back vivid memories of my own family road trips with my parents and brothers that we took throughout the decade of the 1960s. It was certain...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

  • Cheryl B
    Sep 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I would give this a star less if you are not someone of my age (plus or minus ten years of fifty), less for those outside that window, especially those who are under forty as you just won't relate as much, and that's most of the charm. Also, you'll relate to this most if your family tr...

    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...

    If you grew up taking family vacations, this book will encourage you to reminisce on those many vacations with family. I grew up taking long Sunday drives or weekend trips to visit family. Since I was the only child at home, I didn't have the crazy fights over food or games in the b...

    An entertaining, nostalgic and educational read. I especially enjoyed the information about the Lincoln Highway and the seedling miles. I drive past a Lincoln Highway monument and over a marked seedling mile each time I leave home. It was interesting to read the history behind them. ...

  • 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

  • Pamela
    Nov 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

  • Toni
    Aug 23, 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

  • Tom Quinn
    Jan 28, 2019

    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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

  • 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Jason Pyrz
    Jan 29, 2019

    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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I would give this a star less if you are not someone of my age (plus or minus ten years of fifty), less for those outside that window, especially those who are under forty as you just won't relate as much, and that's most of the charm. Also, you'll relate to this most if your family tr...

    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...

    If you grew up taking family vacations, this book will encourage you to reminisce on those many vacations with family. I grew up taking long Sunday drives or weekend trips to visit family. Since I was the only child at home, I didn't have the crazy fights over food or games in the b...

    An entertaining, nostalgic and educational read. I especially enjoyed the information about the Lincoln Highway and the seedling miles. I drive past a Lincoln Highway monument and over a marked seedling mile each time I leave home. It was interesting to read the history behind them. ...

    This is an entertaining (and very informative account) of what it was like to take family road trips in the sixties and seventies, and it brought back vivid memories of my own family road trips with my parents and brothers that we took throughout the decade of the 1960s. It was certain...

    I wasn't sure, when I added this book to my wish list, that I was going to like it. The concept seemed interesting, but the title was a bit of a turn off. I'm glad I didn't judge the book by its cover, because this was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting read. Not only do you get th...

  • David G
    Jan 21, 2019

    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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

  • Jessie
    Sep 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...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I knew I was going to have to get my hands on a copy of Don?t Make Me Pull Over as soon as I saw the cover. I mean, who could really resist the siren song which is that of the family truckster . . . . Being tha...

    ?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...

    Richard Ratay has written an excellent book about what it was like to travel on America's roads with his family on many family vacations. As a person who shares this type of experience with him, I relished this book and his memories of what it was like in the back seat of all of those ...

    A mixed bag. The introduction really turned me off, with its hokey and overembellished style. There are a lot of strained and unnatural similes and jokes thrown in throughout in an effort to be charming. Sometimes you can say more with less, and Ratay gives off an air of desperation, a...

    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...

    Part history, part memoir, this book was a fun and nostalgic read. ...

    Nostalgic . . . Historical . . . Entertaining . . . Fun Reading! Richard Ratay had me laughing at his family vacation anecdotes AND fascinated by the history elements too - along with America's obsession with automobiles and expansion, family dynamic travel nuances, and the hunt for...

    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 ...

    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...

    As someone who has spent probably more than an average amount of time on the road, both as a child and as a parent, I could appreciate the author's interest in the subject of family road trips. Amidst Ratay's recounting of his family's travels are tucked facts on a variety of subjects;...

    This is a Bill Bryson lite kind of book: The author begins by recounting some road trips he took as a child (though technically not road trips, his family simply drove as quickly as they could from their home in the midwest to golf resorts in the South East), and then detours into ot...

    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...

    3.5 so I?ll round up to 4.0 traveling stars Listened to this great audiobook on an informal history of the car, our interstate road system and family car trips before the deregulation of the airline industry. The best part, of course, is the car trips many families took in their...

    ?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...

    This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, not just for Ratay. I?m delighted and amazed at all I learned about travel, roads, traditions, etc. This was an enjoyable, relaxing read that my husband and I enjoyed each night. ...

    I am the perfect demographic for this book. I went on road trips in the 70's. I was the youngest of three. Once we drove from Mill Valley to Seattle to pick up my brother before he went to Vietnam,then we went to Minnesota from thereabout that was only the tip of our family trips to Mi...

    Book received from Edelweiss Review to Come ...

    Fun read. Ratay brings up memories of my own growing up years and details the history of travel in the 70's and 80's told in a fun style. ...

    His trips can't compare with ours. . . Actually, what I enjoyed most was the factual parts, the history of the road systems, motels, etc. ...