Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Bound for Glory
Woody Guthrie


This is the funny, cynical and earthy autobiography of Woody Guthrie, the father of American folk music. He tells of his childhood running wild in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, the tragedies that struck his family and of his life on the open road during the Great Depression – hell-raising and brawling in boxcars, all the while singing a dime for his next meal. But above all, this is a song for an America Woody saw from the lonesome highway, as he travelled from one of the country to the other with guitar in hand and the songs that made him a legend drifting out over the Dust Bowl.

Paperback, 320pp
Penguin Books, 2004 (1943)
ISBN 9780141187228