12,000 Miles of Road Thoughts. Old Van, Old Man, Recovering Hippie, Dying Cat (Paperback)
When an elderly Texan couple and their dying cat set out to have some fun by driving a vintage VW camper from Austin to Puget Sound, they find answers to questions they didn't know they were asking and are compelled to move to New York City.
This travel narrative/memoir "is funny, sad, exuberant.... I am almost giddy with pleasure." Carolyn Osborn, author of Durations, A Memoir and Personal Essays.
"One thing a writer can do is create a life into which the reader can slip for just a while and think it would be pleasant to stay. That's what Willcott does." Award citation, National Association of Newspaper Columnists.