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Stuever's 'Off Ramp' Visits 'American Elsewhere'

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Washington Post reporter Hank Stuever looks for America in all the places Charles Kuralt overlooked. In his new compilation of essays: Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere, Stuever searches the mundane — box stores, plastic patio furniture, reality TV — for the transcendent. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about his quest.



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