A Road Trip Into America’s Hidden Heart: Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods, and Back Yards

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He bought the car a dozen years ago. Together, they traveled every mile of every road on his highway map, a 250,000 mile journey to discover the real America beyond the interstate. Real people. Obscure places. Forgotten facts. His story unfolds in Missouri, but it could be about any state, any traveler who drives into America’s hidden heart.



John Robinson takes the reader into the Missouri wilderness, telling entertaining stories of his extensive travels through the state. Readers interested in the lives of Missouri’s people will enjoy this collection of refreshing stories. Robinson combines the histories of Missouri’s modern people with that of their ancestors to create a charming narrative of Missouri’s inhabitants.

About the Author

Called the “King of the Road” by Missouri Life Magazine, John Robinson lives in Columbia, Missouri when he is not living in his car. His articles and columns are regularly featured in a half dozen magazines. This is his first book.

Product Specifications

Published by AKA-Publishing, paperback, 2012. 194 pages.