“It is dangerous and illegal to walk on the highway.”
—Quote from the Michigan driver’s ed manual
I grew up in Detroit, Motor City, and so my delight in carless transportation has always seemed a bit perverse. But anybody who is a writer knows the feeling. What we do might not be dangerous or illegal, but it can sometimes look a little crazy from the outside.
Are we in Paris, France or Paris, Texas? My essay in The Nervous Breakdown ponders the way we never know how American we are until we leave the country.
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About the Author
Sharon Harrigan has published over thirty short stories, personal essays, book reviews, and author interviews in publications such as Narrative, The Rumpus, and The Nervous Breakdown. She is also a freelance editor and journalist. A Detroiter by birth and at heart, she has also lived in New York City and Charlottesville. She is currently spending a year in Paris.