Dog Days by Dave Ihlenfeld
A Year in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

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It was the ultimate post-college road trip: a year-long journey in a 27-foot-long fiberglass hotdog across the US and Europe. Rife with breakdowns, meaty puns, the burdens of instant celebrity and more Wiener Whistles than anyone could ever hope for, Ihlenfeld's uproarious recounting of his time behind the wheel is a coming-of-age story-as irreverent as it is touching-of learning about life, love, and (sausage) links, ultimately arriving at the realization that that the future is anything but a straight road.  
 

About Dave Ihlenfeld

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DAVE IHLENFELD, a graduate of the Second City Comedy Writing Program, has written televised episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Disney's The Replacements, and Family Guy, where he currently is an assistant to the executive producers.
 
Published July 5, 2011 by Union Square Press. 232 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference, Cooking, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Desperate for postgraduate employment, Ihlenfeld answered an Oscar Mayer open call for Weinermobile drivers eager to “travel the Hot Dog Highways.” He was hired after a succession of interviews at their Wisconsin headquarters which, he humorously offers, “smell[ed] like bacon.” Much to his surpri...

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In this entertaining memoir, comedy writer Ihlenfeld (Family Guy) tells of the year he spent after college traveling the U.S. and Europe in the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, the hot dog–shaped bus that still hawks hot dogs and hands out thousands of Weiner Whistles to kids.

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Done with college, disillusioned and at a crossroads as to what direction to take next, Dave Ihlenfeld discovered a job ad seeking cross-country drivers for the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.

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