Freedom on the Highway
Freedom on the Highway is a true story that took two decades to finish. This unusual tale is about a young man who left his homeland to travel the world. Not only was this a challenge unto itself but in the ten years that followed Johnny put some 64,000 miles of hitching under his belt. (This was more than likely one of the greatest hitchhiking feats in history.)
The first 70 pages of this novel covers Johnny's upbringing which took place in the southeastern part of England. Having spirits for playmates for the beginning of his life, this book then goes into the insane acts of so called 'discipline' in England's schooling system at the time. Sadly, caning and throwing chalkboard erasers at non attentive students heads was quite a common practice by the tutors in the early 80's.
Leaving school at the age of 15, there was a bitter taste for authority, left hanging over this young mans shoulders. Maybe it was a combination of the above that subliminally dictated the pathway that came next. The alternative lifestyle of punk rock and the freedom that it entailed was what caught Johnny's attention.
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