I listened to Christopher McDougall's book Born to Run on the way home. If you have any interest at all in long distance running, read this. Its hero, Micah True, just died, after the book was published, and this book gives you his complete back story, as well as everything you ever wanted to know about running.
On the trip, I also listened to the Alamama Shakes' debut album, Boys & Girls. And surprisingly, this new band from down the road in Athens, Alabama is as good as all the hype that it has been receiving. Not nearly as highly touted is Curtis Salgado's new album, Soul Shot, that I also listened to on my trip, but just as welcome. It's the best thing Salgado has done in years and really hones in on the type of deep soul music that the veteran bluesman is a master of producing. Buy 'em both!