The Greyhound Diaries, a travelogue, by Doug Levitt has got significant attention to the real issues it deals with – exploring the struggling American society which is not visible in the limelight. Levitt took almost 13 years to complete the journey through the interior parts of the U.S., and he covered nearly 120,000 miles to prepare the travelogue. It contains many songs, more than 20,000 images, performed works, and detailed stories that give a clear picture of poverty, racial issues, income imbalance, and more. Interestingly, he used Greyhound buses as the mean of transportation through the country as it is considered to be the transportation mode for the struggling class.
During the journeys, Doug Levitt met with many people and everyone has a story – real story of struggles, poverty, and pain. Levitt tried to plot the stories through his travelogue to the best of his ability. His travels and conversation with people from the working class helped him to predict the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. Presidential Election 2016. Levitt could clearly see a divide in the society which otherwise not possible to see through the affluent class of the American society. Levitt states that he was forced to make the travel and give a detailed description as he felt that the poverty in numbers and what actually he saw in the society during the days of 2004 Presidential Election was completely different. The Greyhound Diaries is featured in many national and international media such as The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Reuters.
Doug Levitt is known for multiple roles in his life as he is a singer, songwriter, journalist, activist, and writer. As a journalist, he worked for CNN, MSNBC, and ABC and traveled to Bosnia, Rwanda, and Iran to feature various wars and ground realities.While coming to his music career, Levitt performed many stage shows that describe what he experienced in his travels. Levitt completed his graduation from the Cornell University. He got a Fulbright Scholarship and secured his Master’s from London School of Economics in International Relations. Read full article:Here.