Tuesday, June 16th, 2009...1:58 pm

Summer Reading Series: Greasy Rider by Greg Melville

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Subtitled “two dudes, one fry-oil-powered car, and a cross-country search for a greener future,” Greasy Rider mixes the adventure of a cross country road trip with stories from the ecological side of America.

Author Greg Melville converts his 1995 Mercedes diesel to run on used cooking oil. So enthralled with his “new” vehicle, he enlists his good friend (and part-time mechanic) Iggy to travel with him across the country, ¬†powered only by cooking oil begged from restaurants along the way. En route they make green side trips, at a wind farm, Al Gore’s Tennessee eco-mansion, and Google Headquarters.

Part road trip, part buddy movie, part environmental exploration, Greasy Rider manages to inform while it entertains. Take a testosterone and grease-driven trip in Greasy Rider.

Check the availability of Greasy Rider in the John Tyler Community College catalog.

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