As reported by MSNBC, author Doug Levitt has published an incredible novel, “The Greyhound Diaries.” This fantastic work of literature is based on Levitt’s experience traveling more than 70,000 miles in seven years on various Greyhound buses. His journey began in 2004, when Levitt started meeting all kinds of bus passengers in different phases and from different walks of life. He interacted with them as much as possible to learn their unique stories and was excited to share his findings with the world. He wrote songs, took pictures and told the incredible stories of the many people he met along his journey. Often times, the stories are filled with tales of struggle and hardship for average people trying to survive. Some say that the most important contribution of his work is in exposing that there are all sorts of common threads between different people in this country and that many people are suffering from personal tragedies or challenges everyday of their lives. Through Levitt’s innovative work, he exposes the commonality of the human experience and the types of lives that average people in this country are living.
Levitt was born in Washington, D.C. in 1971. As the son of Carol Schwartz, a former candidate for D.C. mayor and former Washington, D.C. City Councilmember, Doug Levitt knew that he wanted to see more of the world from a very young age. He graduated from Cornell University and went on to study at the London School of Economics. Levitt continues to perform selections from his work on “The Greyhound Diaries” and is constantly inspired to produce new material. The true market Levitt has had so far as an artist is in his ability to capture everyday emotion in a different sort of way.