The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Foreword Reviews and more have run rave reviews of JUST GO DOWN TO THE ROAD by James Campbell.
"An engrossing account of a young man discovering what he wants to do with his life."―Michael Dirda, Washington Post
"This deftly written memoir . . . is the story of a writer finding his own voice."―Wall Street Journal
“Just Go Down to the Road brings an exciting time in world and literary history to life. It’s a remarkable travel account that began with the simple suggestion: 'Just go down to the road, Jim. You’ll get a lift .'"―Foreword Reviews
"Above all, this is a memoir not so much of trouble – though Campbell acknowledges that but for the grace of literature, trouble might have been his lot – as of opportunity. Campbell joins a line of modern Scots, running from Robert Louis Stevenson to the anarchist vagabond Stuart Christie, who have just gone down to the road and taken it from there."—Times Literary Supplement
"Just Go Down to the Road takes us along on the many twists and turns of Campbell’s journey from teenage rebel to the heights of British intellectual and literary life. The book is bursting with vignettes and adventures en route, including a generous selection of black-and-white snapshots.”—American Scholar