Michael Sean Comerford

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American  oz


“An Astonishing Year in Traveling Carnivals at State Fairs & Festivals — Hitchhiking From California to New York, Alaska to Mexico”

“Majestic … Deep Observations about life!”Chicago Tribune

“An American Masterpiece!” Kerry Lavelle, author/lawyer.

Life on the road. Adventure, love, death! You will never see your state fair or local fest the same again!

It’s an Amazon #1 Bestseller in 8 categories!

I worked rides and games at 10 carnivals and state fairs in 10 states. Hitchhiked to shows from Alaska to Mexico, New York to California.

I found people seeking love and meaning in their lives on the road.

Available everywhere and on AUDIOBOOK! Author Michael Sean Comerford sings, laughs, and energizes the characters and wild times in American OZ.


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Beast of Main Street 


Bicycling Route 66 Collecting Covid Stories

“Insanity at its Finest” at Harley Russell’s Sandhill Curiosity Shop in Erick, Oklahoma 

𝐇𝐨𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜.

The Story Cycle tells the compelling, funny, emotional stories of people LIVING in the time of Covid.

It’s a fascinating, original piece of “slow journalism” from a journalist bicycling 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles along “America’s Main Street,” the fabled Route 66.

 By listening to 100 everyday people along the way we learn the answer to the next pandemic may be in this one.

He rode across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History program edited the videos.

 You’ve never read or seen anything like Beast of Main Street.

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CLICK on Pictures for Covid stories along “America’s Main Street” on The Story Cycle YouTube page

“Get Your Kicks on Route 66” in the  Mojave Desert


Rancher Takes Cattle Dewormer Folk Cure Vignette on Love & the Human Touch from a Covid Longhauler

Pandemic Birth Amid Heartbreaking Losses

  Stunning Death Toll in Cricket’s Native-American Family