Matt Forney's new book, The Hitchhiking Crash Course: How to Travel the World and Meet Cool People, is a short introduction to the world of hitchhiking.
The book is useful for potential hitchhikers becasue of things like the recommended items to bring and information on how to go about hitchhiking.
Like anything else, there is a learning curve to being successful. This book's recommendations on how to look, act, and where the best places to be to get a ride, or a shower would no doubt shorten the learning curve for someone following in his footsteps.
I read the book hoping to read a bit about the country and Matt's experiences along. But this book is a practical guide to hitchhiking, not a collection of the interesting things that he did.
This book is recommended for practical advice on hitchhiking, but not for entertainment purposes.