Tell Me Somethin’ Good! Book Celebrates What’s Right With America

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"Ribbons of Highway: A Mother-Child Journey Across America" (2004,, ISBN 1-59113-453-6) is a fresh, contemporary American travel narrative, a confirmation of AmericaÂ?s faith and strength, and a touching, often humorous family tale. In these challenging times, people need a little good news, and "Ribbons of Highway" by Lori Hein ( is an invitation to celebrate America, freedom and family.

Americans, hit daily with bad news, want to hear something good - about themselves, their families, their communities and their country. In "Ribbons of Highway: A Mother-Child Journey Across America" (2004,, ISBN 1-59113-453-6), author Lori Hein takes readers on a post- 9/11 road trip through the country, celebrating what’s strong, hopeful and positive about this remarkable nation. The book is an upbeat antidote to the difficult pills people have become used to swallowing with the daily news, and an energizing breath of fresh air.

The summer after September 11, the globetrotting author and her two children traveled 12,000 miles of American back roads and byways, discovering their own country’s majesty and humanity. They journeyed through hundreds of downtowns and proud, quiet places, and found the nation united, resilient and resolved to face the challenges of the post-9/11 world. As they traveled, they also explored the love that binds a mother and her two growing children to one another.

"Ribbons of Highway: A Mother-Child Journey Across America" became a Print Best Seller within a month of its publication. Reader comments include "How I am enjoying the journey," "A great read," "Comments and observations are very much on target," "The writing is lovely and evokes all the sights and sounds of the journey," "Wonderful. Took me back to many places," "I opened the book, planning to read the introduction, and found I couldn’t put it down," "People like (the author) help me keep my dreams alive, and for that I am grateful. And books like this help keep my hopes high to continue my family’s quest to learn more about the planet we call home," "It’s just so great. I started reading, and kept the kids waiting for their breakfast," "I hope (the author) is working on another," "(The author) has done us proud."

Lori Hein is a freelance writer and newspaper correspondent. She’s a world traveler, marathoner and former corporate exec. A magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tufts University, Lori also studied at the Sorbonne and holds an MBA. She lives with her family in the Boston area.

Read excerpts and author bio at Interviews, Q&As, excerpts with reprint permission, and photos are available. The book is available at or from the author ( It is also listed with major online booksellers.


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