Perfect Vehicle: What It Is About Motorcycles

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This is a reflection on a vehicle that has dominated the author's life. It is associated intimately with her successes and failures. Melissa Holbrook Pierson tells readers of the passionate devotion of bikers to their particular machines - Harleys, Moto Guzzis, BMWs - and explains the loyalty of motorcyclists to each other, which results in astonishing acts of kindness on wet highways and mountain roads. As a woman, she destroys the myth of the Hell's Angels that dogs every leather-clad rider in the world.

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The Perfect Vehicle uses motorcycles as a lens for examining risk, freedom, and most surprisingly, relationships between men and women. . . . Pierson comes through brilliantly, crafting her sentences with precision and a sure ear. --Ann Marlowe"

This is an exceptionally sensitive and intelligent book.--Robert Pirsig

The Perfect Vehicle uses motorcycles as a lens for examining risk, freedom, and most surprisingly, relationships between men and women. . . . Pierson comes through brilliantly, crafting her sentences with precision and a sure ear. --Ann Marlowe

As Pierson tells us why she loves riding, many who share her passion will often feel themselves nodding, saying, 'Yeah, she caught it.'--Andy Solomon

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Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing and The Secret History of Kindness. She lives in Shokan, New York.

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