The Greyhound Diaries Shines A Light On The Struggles Of Americans
Doug Levitt is a writer, musician, motivational speaker and a former journalist from Washington D.C. He is the author of the autobiographic book called the Greyhound Diaries. Mr. Levitt has also produced a music album that is based upon the book he has written and is also called the Greyhound Diaries LP. Today, Doug Levitt continues to travel across America, perform his music and share his story of his journey around America by bus.Doug Levitt comes from a middle class family that resided in Washington D.C. Growing up in Washington, he was surrounded by diversity and comfort. Despite being Jewish, Doug Levitt sang in a church choir where he developed his musical school. Doug went to work as a news reporter and foreign corespondent for various news outlets before he came back home and decided to embark upon a totally different and new experience.
Coming home from an overseas assignment, Doug had an urge to travel across his home country. He felt that a large swathe of the population was underrepresented and that their story was not being shared. Doug also realized that there was a deepening economic divide and that the economy was not working for everybody. So he set out on a trip across America that would culminate in him publishing the Greyhound Diaries book and producing the music album known as the Greyhound Diaries LP.The Greyhound Diaries is an account of how Doug Levitt traveled across the United States by buses only. He traveled by buses across major cities, rural communities and far flung corners of the country. The reason Doug choose buses as his mode of transport was because he could reach many more places with buses than by plane or train.
Doug also wanted to know what it was like to be unable to afford a car in a country where it is almost necessary in order to get around.In the Greyhound Diaries Doug touches upon the emotions he experiences and the people he meets on his journey across the United States. He includes photographs and his own journal entries as he was traveling. His music album the Greyhound Diaries LP, share the story of his travels through the medium of music.