Follow the Money

A Month in the Life of a Ten-Dollar Bill

Follow the Money
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Format: Paperback / softback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781908526212
Publisher: Union Books
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‘Fantastic debut’ Time Out 5-Star Review

'Its randomness is its joy' The Independent

'A picaresque travelogue about chasing an idea through down-home modern America.' The Times 

What do you do if you want to get underneath the skin of a country, to understand its people and feel its heartbeat? You can follow the rest of the tourists, or you can take the advice of Watergate reporter Bob Woodward’s source, ‘Deep Throat’, and ‘follow the money.’

Starting out in Lebanon, Kansas – the geographical centre of America – journalist Steve Boggan did just that by setting free a ten-dollar-bill and accompanying it on an epic journey for thirty days and thirty nights through six states across 3,000 miles armed only with a sense of humour and a small, and increasingly grubby, set of clothes. As he cuts crops with farmers in Kansas, pursues a repo-woman from Colorado, gets wasted with a blues band in Arkansas and hangs out at a quarterback’s mansion in St Louis, Boggan enters the lives of ordinary people as they receive – and pass on – the bill. What emerges is a chaotic, affectionate and funny portrait of a modern-day America that tourists rarely see.

The author

Steve Boggan was chief reporter at The Independent and co-founder of its investigations unit before moving into feature writing for The Times, the Guardian, the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard. He lives in London and this is his first book.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781908526212
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm
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