States of Confusion by Paul Jury More often than not one doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life after school. Some of us work a variety of jobs until we somehow figure it out, or not. Others procrastinate for a while until they get a “real” job. Others take 19,000 mile road trips and then write about it; such is the case of Paul Jury. He set out on a mission to visit 48 states in 48 days with a budget that was next to nothing and a heavy college debt hanging over his head. As a result he sleeps on the road, crashes at friends houses and discovers where to pull free electricity for laptop so he can make update his blog daily.
This book is a well crafted often humorous look at his trip, who he meets and the conclusions he makes about which direction both his personal and career paths will take. During an intense part of the trip where vehicular failure occurs and some other bad things, luck comes as well as financial help from an surprise source. Some books don’t “grab” you right away – this book certainly does and remains wholly engaging throughout. A recommended read!