Hello and welcome to Hitchin' USA. My name is Peace Nick Mann.

No, of course that's not my legal name.

From 1992 until '96 I hitchhiked across the country because , quite frankly, working sucks. I kept diaries then since I knew I wasn't going to remember it all. Ten years later, since I'm a lazy pothead, (not to mention the fact that the statute of limitations should be up for any misdemeanors), I'm writing a book about all the insane crap I did.*

My only goal at first was to get to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras. I made it there and even though I ended up in jail for two weeks on the way, I realized I had more fun in the month or so it took me to get there than the previous 2 years of doing the 'right thing' i.e. a job and apartment. So I decided to hitchhike to California. I had so much fun that ended up leading to four years of basically just random boozing, drugs (almost everything without needles) and sex everywhere. I have not been to North Dakota , Alaska and Hawaii.

This website has the beginning of my book that I'm still writing. If you want to read it all, you have to send me something worth my time. After you read the beginning hopefully you'll like what you've read and would like to keep reading it. That's the catch. If you like it contact me somehow and then ask me what to send or do (cash on paypal, cash in checks, cash in cash , games, DVDs, blunts, Facebook credits, drinks at bars in NYC, trips somewhere or whatever you think reading more and enjoying it would be worth to you). I'm not done writing the book, so I send out the latest as I write it. You'll be on a mailing list. I wouldn't even care if people started uploading it on those file 'sharing' sites. All publicity's good publicity , right?

I'm able to be contacted on most messengers so contact me when they're on , but be aware that I don't add many people to my lists, unless you can tell me somehow or somewhere we may've actually met. I did give away business cards in 95 - 96 , (Damn I'd like at least one back now)

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You can also write to me at
P.L.A.H. Enterprises
P.O. Box 420
Grand Central Station
New York , NY, 10163
                                     Yes, I really have P.O. Box 420.

Feel free to tell me whatever you think of my story, or how I'm going to burn in hell or whatever the worst thing of your beliefs are, or that my English sucks worse than a hooker with a vacuum in a black hole, or whatever. I've done some wrong and decrepit things. I offer no apologies or excuses. I'm starting the book right before I left to go hitchhiking and ending it the day after I come back to the New York City area and didn't go again. If you get offended easily, this book sure isn't for you. I've done a lot of things most people would be embarrassed to admit. I didn't care then and don't care now what people think of me. So just read my story and enjoy it.

My absolute dream is that enough people find this site, like it, tell their friends, and it just snowballs to the point where some publisher offers me enough so that I can just move to the middle of nowhere and open a pinabll arcade and just blaze and play games all day.

I do admit asking people to give me money to read my book is egotistical.
But most bestselling biographies are just about some rich person's school and work history and their idealogies. My story is unique because not many people just gave up everything and let fate decide where to go and how to get by. I'd go to big cities and get drunk and get in fights then go to small or college towns and smoke bud and chill with hippies or Deadheads. (No I never made a show, one of my few regrets) Then I'd just go to woods and camp out for awhile. I started hitchhiking shortly after the Jeffrey Dahmmer case so the two things I thought to myself were "I'm going to be killed before I get to New Orleans." And "I'm never getting laid again." The complete opposite happened. Turned out there were plenty of professional women (Lawyers , accountants, teachers, strippers, housewives , etc.) who didn't mind having a young guy around for a few days or hours.

So quit reading this mindless babbling and get on with the story already. But don't forget my poetry. That was one of the ways I made money while I was hitchhiking. But I was so lazy I just let people read them. Other ways I made money was just bumming it or crazy bets that are at least 85 - 90% foolproof. In the poetry section, I've included a mp3 file of me attempting to rap one of my poems, 420, and failing miserably. If you actually have some sort of musical talent feel free to make versions of my poems as songs. Send them to me and I may put them up on the site / Facebook page I plan to make on one of my rare non lazy days. You can even include the songs as part of your demos or CDs or whatever the hell you'd like. I never want to be famous. I'd much rather be anonymous and rich. Just make sure the writing credit and any checks come to me or I'll find some lawyer to make sure I am paid.

Enjoy my book and I hope to hear from you soon!!


* LEGAL NOTICE: MY BOOK AND ANY WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY EVENTS AT ALL WERE EITHER THINGS I DID , MY FRIENDS DID OR I JUST MADE THEM UP. ANY PARTS THAT HAVE POSSIBLE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS WERE COINCENTALLY THE PARTS I MADE UP OR A STORY SOME OLD BUM TOLD ME. ALWAYS. FUNNY HOW THAT HAPPENS, HUH?

 

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