One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Dog of the South by Charles PortisRead about another entry on the list.
A hilarious narrator goes on a loony mission to catch up with his runaway wife, following the trail of credit card receipts she leaves from Arkansas to Belize. He's driven by resentment and pettiness — and yet he is also clearly entertained by the world around him. This is, to me, a very American voice.