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  • Published: 8 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473554801
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Another Fine Mess

Tim Moore - indefatigable travelling everyman - switches two wheels for four as he journeys across Trumpland in an original Model T Ford.

'Alarmingly full of incident, very funny - even mildly transformative' Daily Mail
Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of 'wise-ass Limey liberal gumption', his route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way.

He meets a people defined by extraordinary generosity, willing to shift heaven and earth to keep him on the road. And yet, this is clearly a nation in conflict with itself: citizens 'tooling up' in reaction to ever-increasing security fears; a healthcare system creaking to support sugar-loaded soda lovers; a disintegrating rust belt all but forgotten by the warring media and political classes.

With his trademark blend of slapstick humour, affable insight and butt-clenching peril, Tim Moore invites us on an unforgettable road trip through America. Buckle up!

  • Published: 8 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473554801
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

Tim Moore

Tim Moore’s writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Sunday Times and Esquire. He is the author of Gironimo!, French Revolutions, Do Not Pass Go, Spanish Steps, Nul Points, I Believe In Yesterday and You Are Awful (But I Like You). He lives in London.

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Praise for Another Fine Mess

An easy and enjoyable read, it’s as much about the roadtrip in a vintage car as it is observations on the current political climate in America

Classic Ford

Moore… [is] very good at soaking up the strangeness of America and relating it to readers with an easy-going observational humour that only threatens to desert him when he contemplates the excesses of the current administration

Alistair Mabbott, The Herald

Hilarious and scary often in equal measure

Nat Barnes, Daily Express

This is The Wizard of Oz in reverse – an attempt to uncover the source of what went wrong in America… What lingers is the stories of communities brimming with people who worked like dogs to learn a trade in a country they believed would reward them

Jane Graham, Big Issue

Alarmingly full of incident, very funny – even mildly transformative

Jane Shilling, Daily Mail

In the vein of Bill Bryson, this funny travelogue is as much a history of Henry Ford as a commentary on modern America

Natalie Bowen, Eastern Daily Press

Entertaining: coming yet also rather thought-provoking

Richard Gunn, Classic Car Weekly

Fascinating, and very funny with it


Another Fine Mess is an early contender for the best road-trip book of the year – if not travel book… an absorbing, funny and heartwarming tale

Classic & Sports Car

Moore has written some very funny books… Another Fine Mess is his most sombre. The jokes are still plentiful but he also write affectingly about a part of post-industrial America in its death throes

Tom Tivnan, Times Literary Supplement

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