Listen Peter Hessler tells Euan Kerr why he got a Chinese drivers license
Listen Peter Hessler talks about how he hopes Country Driving will be read in the West
Listen Peter Hessler reads about hitchhikers from Country Driving
Listen Peter Hessler reads the opening section of Country Driving
Listen Peter Hessler sees China from the driver's seat
When writer Peter Hessler decided he wanted to see China, he went out and got himself a Chinese drivers license, rented a car, and hit the road.
Hessler served as Beijing Bureau Chief for the New Yorker for a decade, and he writes about his adventures in his book "Country Driving."
Hessler says over those 10 years, almost 100 million Chinese drivers also got their licenses.
He told MPR's Euan Kerr this not only makes driving a little crazy, it also provides a useful metaphor for the way things are changing in China.